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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)

Abstract

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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  • Deolinda Martins & Elena Gaia, 2012. "Preparing for an Uncertain Future: Expanding Social Protection for Children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia," Working briefs 1202, UNICEF, Division of Policy and Strategy.
  • Handle: RePEc:uce:wbrief:1202
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    1. Franziska Gassmann, 2011. "Protecting Vulnerable Families in Central Asia: Poverty, vulnerability and the impact of the economic crisis," Papers inwopa639, Innocenti Working Papers.
    2. Gemechu Ayana Aga & Christian Eigen-Zucchi & Sonia Plaza & Ani Rudra Silwal, 2013. "Migration and Development Brief, No. 20," World Bank Other Operational Studies 17020, The World Bank.
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    children; protection systems; Eastern Europe; Central Asia; economic crisis; fuel price; food price.;

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