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Assessment of the level of socio-economic development in municipal formations of the Vologda Oblast

Voroshilov N.V., Gubanova E.S.

6 (36), 2014

Voroshilov N.V., Gubanova E.S. Assessment of the level of socio-economic development in municipal formations of the Vologda Oblast. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2014, no. 6 (36), pp. 54-69. DOI: 10.15838/esc/2014.6.36.5

DOI: 10.15838/esc/2014.6.36.5

Abstract   |   Authors   |   References
Socio-economic development of regions depends to a great extent on the state of economy and social sphere in its constituent municipalities, because this level of government provides basic services to the population, and ensures comfortable living conditions, which determines the growth of the standard of living and quality of life. Under the conditions of the increase in the differentiation of socio-economic development of territories it becomes especially important to identify and study groups (types) of territories with similar development factors, conditions and parameters in order to implement specific measures of regional policy. The authors propose and test a methodology of comparative analysis, which used different techniques of standardization of indicators, which makes it possible to assess the level of socio-economic development of municipal and urban districts in the Vologda Oblast, and to distinguish 5 types of territories on the basis of calculation of the integral index that aggregates 18 initial statistical indicators. The article shows that the highest level of socio-economic development is characteristic of the cities of Vologda and Cherepovets and adjacent areas; the farther from the oblast center, the lower this level. The typological classification of the municipalities makes it possible to propose main directions and instruments of regional policy for territories with different levels of development

Keywords

level of socio-economic development; grouping; typological classification of territories; urban district; municipal district; municipality; territorial differentiation; vologda oblast; Vologda Oblast

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