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UNICEF Georgia releases new report on Child Wellbeing and Social Security

In recent years, Georgia has made impressive progress in tackling poverty among children, with the child poverty rate falling from 49% to 28% between 2009 and 2013. Yet poverty rates at a particular point in time disguise the real challenges facing populations, and, as this paper shows, the majority of children in Georgia have families with highly insecure incomes and living conditionsthat are not propitiousfor child development. In any society, household consumption and income are highly variable over time, as families experience crises and shocks and respond to opportunities. Any analysis of poverty that aims to inform social policy needs to take into account the dynamic nature of household consumption and incomes.

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