Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Regional salience of the formation of rural manpower capabilities: Territorial and sector-specific perspectives

Vol. 16, Iss. 6, JUNE 2018

Received: 10 January 2018

Received in revised form: 25 March 2018

Accepted: 12 April 2018

Available online: 15 June 2018


JEL Classification: J01, Q1, R11, R23

Pages: 992–1013

Kravchenko T.S. Orel State Agrarian University, Orel, Russian Federation

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Volchenkova A.S. Orel State Agrarian University, Orel, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Importance The article focuses on the formation of manpower capabilities, considering the unequal socio-economic development of rural areas and political initiative for import substitution in agriculture.
Objectives We identify trends in the use of manpower capabilities in rural areas, considering the way AIC operates today. We also study local specifics of their formation by level of socio-economic development of municipal districts. We propose our own approach to studying this issue at the regional level.
Methods We applied methods of statistic and economic analysis and analyzed productive and economic indicators of agricultural entities and trends in the socio-economic development of rural areas in the Orel oblast within 2000–2016. Using Statistika 10.0 software package, we conducted a correlation analysis of the socio-economic development factors of local areas and hereby grouped municipal districts in order to identify the salience in the formation of rural manpower capabilities.
Results Labor efficiency grew faster than the compensation quality in the agricultural sector of the Orel oblast within 2000–2016. However, the situation is observed while the rural population decreases, migration of the employable population grows and the sector dramatically lacks manpower. The quantity and quality of manpower capabilities depend on the efficiency of agricultural agents and socio-economic development of rural areas in the region.
Conclusions and Relevance Studies into the formation of manpower capabilities in the region allow to identify their salience at the current phase of economic and public development.

Keywords: manpower capability, agriculture, socio-economic development, rural area, region


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