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Fiscal balance act

Country of implementation
Slovenia
General short description of the innovation
Short-term responses to crisis. Directly affects cca. 80 other legislation acts. Enshrines austerity policies. Affects all aspects of work and life in Slovenia.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
  • equal opportunities
  • family
  • general fiscal
  • pension
  • social
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
from 2012 and 2013 (amended)
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural changes
  • Budgets: undefined
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: none
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Short-term responses to crisis. Directly affects cca. 80 other legislation acts. Enshrines austerity policies. Affects all aspects of work and life in Slovenia. Implementation of EU recomended measures.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
fiscal gain
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
national budget balancing, diminishing social rights
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • dualisation
  • flexicurity
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • bargaining
  • benefit duration
  • benefit eligibility
  • benefit level
  • governance
  • job guidance, coaching and/or counselling
  • learning workplaces
  • leave schemes
  • lifelong learning
  • regulations of the labour market
  • services
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • training schemes
  • wages
  • working time
Intended target group
general population
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members)
  • educational level (low/medium/high)
  • employment situation (all types)
  • family situation (married/separated/single)
  • income level (low/medium/high) (all income levels)
  • main source of income: paid work
  • main source of income: social protection
Employers-private institutional actors
all employers
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body
  • central state
  • employers (organised or individual)
Intended output
  • bargaining
  • benefit duration
  • benefit eligibility
  • benefit level
  • governance (changed role of governing)
  • job guidance, coaching and counselling
  • learning workplaces
  • leave schemes
  • lifelong learning
  • regulation of the labour market
  • services
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • training schemes
  • wages
  • working time
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
decreaseddecreasedintensifieddecreaseddecreaseddecreasedincreasedincreasedprecarization
Intended and unintended outcomes
general population
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
The law diminished all aspects of resilience of the labour market, because it limited the market itself.
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