This publication was prepared by the staff of the Applied Economics Research Centre LLP with the financial support of the Soros-Kazakhstan Foundation.
This report contains the results of scientific and applied research, including the results of field sociological surveys in 14 regions of Kazakhstan, as well as an analysis of official statistics, policies and practices that affect the situation of large families. At the moment, there is the term large families in the legal plane, but nevertheless, in practice there are no socio-economic studies regarding the real situation of large families and their social portrait. Despite the fact that the state is pursuing a policy to improve the welfare of the population, this does not solve the problems that large families face. This study attempts to form a holistic socio-demographic portrait of large families and analyze the challenges they face on a daily basis.
The ultimate goal of the study is to attract the attention of the state bodies of Kazakhstan to the problems of large families who are in a more vulnerable position and have fewer opportunities to realize their human and economic potential. In addition, the report aims to disseminate information among non-governmental organizations, businesses and a wide range of readers, both involved in solving the problems under consideration and interested in the problems of inclusive development.
The report is available here:
Large families of Kazakhstan: economic situation, opportunities and their inclusion in the government’s agenda