The concept of social standards, their content and structure are discussed in our article. The current state of the main social indicators in Ukraine and certain EU countries is considered. Minimum standards of living in Ukraine and certain EU countries have been established. A detailed analysis of social standards in Ukraine and certain EU countries has been done. The forecast of the Ukraine's socialization economy development has been completed on the basis of constructing the forecast level of the average wage index. A list of recommendations to improve social standards in Ukraine is proposed.

Key words

social security, social standards, living standards, minimum wage, average wage, social guarantees, the EU standards, Ukraine's standards.

JEL Codes: E63, J31, F63


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