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Doctor of economics, professor, Director of the Institute of Demography and Sociology of Ilia State University.

He was born on 31 July, 1952. In 1974 he graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Department of Economics. He published more than 100 scientific works (both in Georgia and abroad), including 4 monographs and 3 manuals with co-authoring.

The spheres of his scientific activity are: demography, migration, family sociology, social-demographic and Family politics. He was awarded with the Medal of Honor.