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Should motherhood be encouraged?

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The population in Ukraine is starting to fall – in fact the mortality rate in Ukraine is nearly double the birth rate.

The government has put in place a number of measures to try to increase the birth rate but many women are put off by the high costs involved in bringing up a child.

Even so, the government is reluctant to offer enough financial and other support to single mothers, as reporter Vadym Cherekhovych finds out from Tatyana.

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Panos London

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01/23/2004

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