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Economy, Standard of Living and Quality of Life in the Region (Reflections on the Dictionary-Reference Book Regional Economics Vologda Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences)

Bobkov V.N., Bobkov N.V., Chashchina T.V.

Volume 15, Issue 4, 2022

Bobkov V.N., Bobkov N.V., Chashchina T.V. (2022). Economy, standard of living and quality of life in the region (reflections on the dictionary-reference book Regional Economics Vologda Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences). Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 15(4), 262–279. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2022.4.82.16

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2022.4.82.16

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At the new stage of Russia’s development, it becomes especially important to find solutions to urgent economic and social issues of regional development so as to ensure full economic sovereignty and decent living standards and quality of life for Russian citizens. The article discusses the issues related to increasing the role of scientific support in addressing these problems through the prism of a notable scientific and practical phenomenon – the publication of the dictionary-reference book Regional Economics in 2021; the book was prepared by a team of authors at RAS Vologda Research Center and contains the results of the 30-year work of VolRC RAS on providing scientific and practical support to regional and local authorities of the Vologda Oblast, which contributed to the development of the region’s economy, raising the standard of living and improving the quality of life. The published scientific and practical methods for solving regional demographic, economic and social problems and improving the performance of regional and local government bodies represent the main achievements of the book. The article shows that theoretical, methodological and practical solutions to topical regional issues, using the example of the Vologda Oblast, provide scientific and practical communities of other Russian regions with tools for addressing similar problems, taking into account Russia’s spatial features. We outline a number of considerations to develop the theoretical, methodological and practical base of the book so that its methods could be applied creatively in other regions of Russia


human potential, methodology, regional economy, demography, quality of life of the population, production, regional management, dictionary-reference book, economic sphere of the region, social sphere of the region, effectiveness of budget regulation, scientific, technological and human resources potential, tourism and development, management of regional and municipal socio-economic systems, management of inter- and intraregional socio-economic communications

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