Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center
 Natalya Shcherbinа

Affordable, effective and just? How people see the Belarusian system of social support for families with children

Demographic policy, in particular measures for birth rate stimulation, has generated considerable discussion among experts and in the society that is due to notable decline in the fertility rate after 2016. Why after a decade of steady birth rate growth, Belarus finds itself again on the edge of demographic crisis and almost continuous "improvement of support measures for families with children" still have not made it possible to stabilize the fertility rate at the level of simple reproduction of the population?

This work is part of a study of the attitude of the Belarusian population to the social protection system, which is conducted by the IPM Research Center together with BEROC.

 The Policy Paper is available only in Russian.