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Preparing for an Uncertain Future: Expanding Social Protection for Children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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  • Deolinda Martins
  • Elena Gaia

    (Division of Policy and Strategy,UNICEF)

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    Poverty disproportionately affects children in all CEECIS countries for which data is available. Social protection is needed to mitigate the lasting effects of the 2008/09 economic crisis in CEECIS, as well as the additional strains on households due to the Eurozone crisis, high unemployment, and recurring food/fuel price spikes. Existing social protection systems in the region need urgent reform: programmes for children need to reach more vulnerable families, provide higher allocations, and offer additional support services beyond cash.

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    Paper provided by UNICEF, Division of Policy and Strategy in its series Working briefs with number 1202.

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    Length: 10 pages
    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:uce:wbrief:1202

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    Keywords: children; protection systems; Eastern Europe; Central Asia; economic crisis; fuel price; food price.;

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