Social models and employment
To begin to even talk about employment, first the different social models must be introduced, being that employment is one of the important elements of the social model.
The social model shows how a community functions within the state borders.
The European economic- and social models play a huge role in the stabile development of the economy. Not only does it grant general social peace, but also supports economic stability, and the competition of economies, businesses, and employees.
Since each country has worked out its own policies on social equity, in accordance to its own historical development, there is a wide approval of the thought that not only one, unitary model exists, but rather a number of diversified models. These models have some features that are similar to one another or the same, and some features that are quite different. These differences are due to the fact that countries have different social and governmental point of views.
General principles and features can be found in each country.
The basic values, upon which all social models are founded upon are: equality, solidarity, democracy, non discrimination, the protection and respect of individual rights and responsibilities, redistribution, general or free admittance to education, health care, and other public services. It is also important to mention that these models believe that international affairs should be handled using non-aggressive tools. These models also contain concepts like how free competition requires a well-regulated system, and how national institutions can guarantee social securities to different extents.
There are a number of social models within the European Union, which too, have similar characteristics. These include pensions, health care, and social protection for the poor and for the handicapped, and also policies that help the unemployed. The member states spend about 27% of their GDP on the topics mentioned above, in...