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Региональная дифференциация показателей человеческого потенциала
Regional Differentiation of Human Potential Indicators

Author(s): Vyacheslav Veniaminovich Lokosov, Yelena Viktorovna Ryumina, Vladimir Vasilyevich Ulyanov
Subject(s): Economy, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Институт экономики Уральского отделения Российской академии наук
Keywords: human potential; quality of population; human resources; cluster analysis; regional level; typology of regions; economic indicators; social indicators; subjects of the Federation; interregional analys

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the article is the interregional analysis of human potential. In comparison with the quality of life of thepopulation, the quality of population itself is studied far less. The article presents an expanded characteristic of human potentialin seven directions: economic activity, demographic processes, physical health, cultural potential, social health, educationalpotential and the attitude of the population to the environment. On the basis of statistics for 2008–2012 years, 63 indicatorsof human potential for all directions are selected. In the final result, the correlation analysis has led to the substantiation of thesystem of indicators consisting of 10 indicators. Three economic and seven social indicators characterizing human potential areincluded into this system. On the basis of the indicators by means of hierarchical agglomerative methods of cluster analysis, aclassification of the Russian regions is carried out in two versions: with economic indicators and without them. The result ofthe calculations is a stable temporal typology of regions by indicators of human potential covering 74.4 % of the population ofRussia. The article provides a substantial interpretation of dividing regions into groups, identifies the strengths and weaknessesof each cluster, shows the specific features of the regions included into the clusters. The obtained results can be used in thedevelopment of measures for the reduction of the interregional inequality in terms of human potential. It is possible to definewhat measures can be effective by studying the strategic directions of the development of regions in the cluster which is the mostsuccessful regarding the characteristics of human potential

  • Issue Year: 11/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 185-196
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Russian