Methodological Approaches to Strengthening Addressed Social Supporting Indigent Families with Children

Vyacheslav Bobkov, Alevtina Gulyugina, Yelena Odintsova
2019 Level of Life of the Population of Regions of Russia  
The Object of the Study.Indigent families with childrenThe Subject of the Study.Addressed social supportThe Purpose of the Study.Development of tools to strengthen addressed social support.The Main Provisions of the Article. Among the poor, whose per capita income is below the subsistence level, families with children predominate. Taking social support measures requires the addressed use of budgetary funds and strengthening it. The achievement of these goals involves the use of appropriate
more » ... l policy tools, the absence of which significantly reduces the effectiveness of social support measures. A Pilot project under grant of the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society is aimed at solving this problem.The implementation of the Project in the Vologda Oblast' as a pilot region made it possible to carry out a full range of experimental work from analyzing of the depth and causes of poverty in each specific family of the target group to providing with addressed social support on the basis of specially developed tools to strengthen it. The system of threshold criteria developed with the use of social standards of consumption and taking into account the effect of savings on consumption in cohabitation, formed the criterion basis for ensuring and strengthening addressed social supporting indigent families with children. The following tools were used at different stages of the Project implementation: the subsistence minimum of the main socio-demographic groups of the population, the equivalence scale, the equivalent differentiated subsistence minimum of families with children with the effect of saving on consumption and its components, a guaranteed minimum income.Scientifically grounded threshold levels are an important component of the mechanism for improving the economic situation of indigent families with children up to the level of the guaranteed minimum income, providing with the resources potential of the region and taking into account the assessment of the underutilized economic potential of these families and the conditions for their more active gaining additional income from employment.Receiving practical approval of the tools developed during the Project has demonstrated their effectiveness in strengthening the social support for indigent families with children
doi:10.19181/1999-9836-2019-10049 fatcat:h7g3mj3ilfhfzis5hpaflocbsq