Social security and cohesion: modern approaches regarding their interaction

Volodymyr Kyryliuk, Oleksandr Koliadych, Olena Shevchuk


Introduction. The article analyzes social security components and its interaction with social cohesion. Approaches to understanding social security and its elements are considered. Key approaches to understanding social cohesion and its components are presented. The main indicators of social security and social cohesion and their impact on society's current social development are investigated. Directions for further development of their effective interaction with the aim of forming high-quality social capital are identified.

Aim. The aim of the article is to study key features of the formation of social security and cohesion, taking into account current trends in society.

Method (methodology). The methodological foundation of the study is based on scientific works on the current state and peculiarities of the formation of social security and cohesion. Dialectical, systemic, and synergistic approaches were used at all stages of the study along with the methods of general scientific cognition: comparison, analysis and synthesis, induction and deduction.

Results. Globalization processes and current crises in the world, pandemic challenges and war in our country, the socio-economic problem of increased export orientation, dependence on energy imports and shortcomings in domestic market development significantly raise the issue of social security at all levels. The decline in the standard of living and quality of life, imperfect reforms in Ukraine's economy, social deformations and property inequalities that lead to aggravation of social confrontations in society require analysis and assessment of the level of social security in order to improve the population's welfare.

In modern conditions, there are different approaches to defining social security and social cohesion. Moreover, the criteria and indicators of social security in the European Union have been considered and improved for quite some time. One of the possible indicators of the effectiveness of social security can be the Social Progress Index, which is an integral indicator and is determined by a number of parameters and criteria. The goal of further research is to structure the components of social security and clearly define the role of social cohesion in it.    


social security; social cohesion; social policy; economic security; social development; social capital; trust

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