Purchasing capacity of a person who gets childbirth and social care benefit

Alona Vasilivna Khmelyuk


The normative and legal aspects of social standards in Ukraine are considered. It has been established that the size of social benefit in Ukraine does not ensure the established living wage and cannot promote the social rights and state social guarantees of citizens envisaged by the Constitution of Ukraine. The analysis of the basic social and-economic indicators of the standard of living of the population of Ukraine made it possible to distinguish its main trends. The emphasis is on reducing the standard of living of the population of Ukraine and increasing the poverty and poverty rate of the population as a consequence of depopulation of the population, reducing birth rates. The main priorities of the state policy that contribute to raising the level of fertility and poverty reduction in Ukraine are highlighted. The questionnaire of households was conducted. Its selectivity is formed on the basis of the presence of a child under three years of age. The purchasing power of social assistance has been investigated in three stages. At the first stage a questionnaire form was developed and a sample questionnaire was conducted. In a sample of 60 respondents, the mandatory condition was the presence of children under the age of 3. At the second stage of the study, it was found out that one of the main problems in baby caring of a child under the age of 3is lack of funds and, as a consequence, a low level of purchasing power of a person who gets social assistance.

Purpose. The aim of the article is to develop the algorithm for calculation the purchasing power of social assistance at the childbirth and social care.

Method (methodology). Method of system analysis, method of causal analysis, observation method (questionnaire), dynamic series method, index method, tabular and graphical methods have been used in the article and have become the basis of this research.

Results. The algorithm of calculation of the purchasing power of social benefit at the childbirth and care has been developed developed. The actual household expenses with one child have been calculated for the first time. The effectiveness of social benefit as a factor for overcoming poverty in Ukraine and improving the living standards of the population has been assessed. 


social standards; standard of living; depopulation; household; purchasing power; consumption; consumer price index; poverty

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.35774/econa2017.03.105

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