Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Social development of the region in a volatile economic environment: The key aspects

Vol. 15, Iss. 10, OCTOBER 2017

Received: 12 April 2017

Received in revised form: 26 June 2017

Received in final form: 21 August 2017

Accepted: 28 August 2017

Available online: 16 October 2017


JEL Classification: I15, I21, I31, I38, J11

Pages: 1906–1919

Sadykov R.M. Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Ufa Science Centre of RAS, Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation

Migunova Yu.V. Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Ufa Science Centre of RAS, Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation

Gavrikova A.V. Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Ufa Science Centre of RAS, Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation

Ishmuratova D.F. Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Ufa Science Centre of RAS, Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation

Importance The article examines trends in the socio-economic development of Russian regions in the midst of instability caused by the crisis and the slowdown in economic growth.
Objectives The article aims to study the key aspects of social development of the region in the context of economic instability, as well as identify the most significant threats to sustainability affecting the socio-economic development of territorial entities.
Methods For the study, we used the methods of comparative and statistical analyses.
Results The analysis of the regional socio-economic system identifies the main aspects of development related to population policy, health, education, and the improvement of living standards.
Conclusions In the context of economic instability in the Russian Federation, risks and threats to the social development of the regions have spread. The regions' sustainable development must be guided by the achievement of social goals and the well-being of people on the basis of high social standards. This implies the identification of key aspects of social development that will improve the standard of living of the population of the regional economic and social system.

Keywords: social development, sustainable development, aspects, social sphere, regional development


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