Social security

Social security is to a large extent provided by social protection systems. Social protection expenditure significantly reduces the at-risk-of-poverty rate, enables greater social inclusion and improves quality of life. The social protection systems in Slovenia are mainly based on public social insurance schemes whose main source of funding is income from work. Given the decline in employment and earnings, coupled with the rising needs of the ageing population, the crisis revealed an increasing unsustainability of the pension and health systems and inadequacies in financing long-term care.