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Family Support Policy in Georgia: Challenges and Reform Options

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dc.contributor.author Verulava, Tengiz
dc.contributor.author Jorbenadze, Revaz
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-03T17:26:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-03T17:26:09Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Tengiz Verulava, Revaz Jorbenadze. Family Support Policy in Georgia: Challenges and Reform Options. Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, 2020; 14 (4): 131-138 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0132 - 1447
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.tsu.ge/xmlui/handle/123456789/623
dc.description.abstract Georgia experienced demographic crisis in recent decades. The severe demographic situation is caused by low birth rate, increased mortality, aging and is also contributed by poor economic conditions, unemployment and high rate of migration. The study aims to document the drastic loss of population in Georgia and to asses which model best describes the current family support policy in Georgia according to the Gauthier’s typology (1996), which includes four models of family policies: pro-natalist, pro-traditional, pro-egalitarian and non-interventionist. The study argues that the overall outcome puts Georgia in the non-interventionist model of family support policies. The family support policy in Georgia does not create adequate conditions for settling demographic problems. The financial assistance measures, such as: one-time financial aid for a childbirth, help in covering childcare costs and tax benefits are not even available. It is recommended that the state develop a family support policy program that will target low and middle income families across the country to improve the demographic condition. The selective approach is more appropriate for a low-income countries to achieve a maximum efficacy. Targeted state program for improving demographic conditions, as a minimum basic package must be a standard for the whole country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 14 (4);
dc.subject demographic crisis en_US
dc.subject Family Support en_US
dc.subject Demographic Trends en_US
dc.subject birth rate en_US
dc.subject population aging en_US
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.title Family Support Policy in Georgia: Challenges and Reform Options en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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