• Mila Đorđević Asistent at Faculty of Law University of Belgrade
Keywords: social policy, pandemic measures, Covid-19, poverty, social inequalities


In this paper, we analyze the justification of measures for helping citizens during the COVID-19 virus pandemic in Serbia from 2020 to 2022 from the point of view of social policies. There is no agreement in the domestic literature as to whether these measures contributed to the reduction of poverty and social exclusion, as well as to decrease the social inequalities in Serbia. The conclusion of the paper is that the measures were not justified from the point of view of social policies and that they did not contribute either to the permanent reduction of poverty and social exclusion or to social inequalities. Greater results could have been achieved with targeted measures intended only for certain categories of the population, as in the comparative countries. Although three years have passed since the beginning of the pandemic, dealing with this topic is of particular importance because it provides guidelines for solving global crises in the context of the future.


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