The Welfare Monitoring Survey
This condensed report is based on data derived from the fourth round of the Welfare Monitoring Survey (WMS). WMS is a biennial longitudinal household survey cov- ering all the government-controlled regions of Georgia. The results for the 2015 round are nationally representa- tive, with 4,533 households having completed the ques- tionnaire. The study examines the prevalence and distri- bution of issues such as consumption poverty, material deprivation, subjective poverty and social exclusion, and makes particular reference to the role of social transfers and the well-being of children.