Author(s): Andrei Viktorovich Plotnikov, Kseniya Evgenievna Kovalenko, Natalia Alekseevna Prodanova, Elena Evgenyevna Noeva, Elena Olegovna Astapenko, Yulia Aleksandrovna Novikova
The creation of social enterprises currently involved in the development and implementation of socially significant projects is due to a large variety of unresolved social problems that neither the state nor the business currently can handle. Meeting the needs of citizens, raising the standard of living and national welfare is the main purpose of the socio-economic policy of any state. Social entrepreneurship, which under certain conditions can contribute to solving the problems of employment of people with disabilities, is becoming a noticeable direction of social policy in modern Russia. The article analyzes legislative changes aimed at implementing the new state policy towards people with disabilities, reviewed the scientific foreign and domestic literature on the use of social entrepreneurship practices by people with disabilities. The conclusion is made about the role of institutional factors in the development of social entrepreneurship, which is one of the mechanisms for implementing social support for people with disabilities.