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20 November 2020, 23:55

North-Caucasian republics become outsiders in ranking for child well-being

In Chechnya, Dagestan, and Kabardino-Balkaria, the portion of low-income families with children is higher than in other regions of Russia, and the republics of Northern Caucasus also registered higher number of disabled children.

The study initiated by the project "To be precise" on the website of the "Need Help" Foundation is timed to coincide with the World Children's Day to be celebrated on November 20.

Chechnya entered the top five "most problematic" regions in the ranking. In the Chechen Republic, the portion of low-income families with children (out of all households with children) is 47.1%, which is higher than in all other regions of Russia.

Three more republics of Northern Caucasus, including Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, and Ingushetia, have been ranked by authors of the study as the regions where "the problem is above average." So, in Dagestan, the portion of low-income families with children is 44.2%, in Kabardino-Balkaria – 41.9%, and in Ingushetia – 35.8%.

Five republics of Southern Russia, including Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Karachay-Cherkessia, and Kalmykia, have topped the ranking of the Russian regions in terms of the portion of children with disabilities.

Karina Pipiya, an analyst from the research department at the "Need Help" Foundation, notes that Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan differ sharply from other Russian regions in the number of children whose parents are deprived of parental rights. The analyst associates the above fact with the cultural and religious specifics of the region.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tatyana Gantimurova; Source: CK correspondent

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