Family Policies in Moldova

Chapter

Abstract

Family policies in Moldova are heavily influenced by the sociopolitical context. In terms of demographic characteristics of Moldovan society, the declining birthrate and high emigration decreased the size of young population, which led to an increase in the share of elder population.

In terms of economic development, the country has continued to be confronted with challenges. However, progress in family policies development has been registered. In the past several years, several significant social policies have been developed, such as the domestic violence law, introducing the paternity leave or policies supporting people with disabilities. This chapter systematically reviews Moldovan family policies and provides recommendations for further development.

Keywords

Moldova Family policies Domestic Violence Parental leave Maternity leave Paternity leave 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moldova State UniversityChişinăuRepublic of Moldova
  2. 2.Family Studies, Queens CollegeCity University of New YorkFlushingUSA

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