Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Abstracting and Indexing

Referativny Zhurnal VINITI RAS
LCCN Permalink
Google Scholar

Online available



Cyberleninka (12 month OA embargo)

The main tendencies of modern economic and demographic development of the regions of the world

Vol. 16, Iss. 11, NOVEMBER 2018

Received: 16 August 2018

Received in revised form: 13 September 2018

Accepted: 26 September 2018

Available online: 16 November 2018


JEL Classification: R10, R23

Pages: 2153–2165

Kamyshanchenko E.N. Belgorod State National Research University (BSU), Belgorod, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Tkacheva A.S. Belgorod State National Research University (BSU), Belgorod, Russian Federation

Subject This article discusses the issues of economic and demographic development of regions of the world.
Objectives The article aims to define the main demographic trends in the regions of the world.
Methods For the study, we analyzed the changes in certain individual factors, showing the values of support ratio for each particular region under consideration.
Results The article proposes a number of certain measures to address the problem of involvement of the population in active production activity.
Conclusions The article concludes that the population is increasing in all regions of the world, while its growth rate is decreasing.

Keywords: world regions, life expectancy, population size, fertility rate, population aging


  1. Freedman R. Population Growth: The Vital Revolution. 1st Edition. London, Taylor & Francis, Routledge, 2017, 284 p.
  2. Coale A.J., Anderson B.A., Härm E. Human Fertility in Russia Since the Nineteenth Century. Wiley, 2015, 314 p.
  3. Coale A.J., Hoover E.M. Population Growth and Economic Development in Low-Income Countries: A Case Study of India's Prospects. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1958, 412 p.
  4. Boserup E. The Conditions of Agricultural Growth: The Economics of Agrarian Change under Population Pressure. 1st Edition. London, Allen and Unwin, 1965, 108 p. URL: Link
  5. Sinitsa A.L. [The number of working age population in Russia and possible responses to its decline]. Natsional'nye interesy: prioritety i bezopasnost' = National Interests: Priorities and Security, 2017, vol. 13, iss. 11, pp. 2005–2017. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  6. Bloom D.E., Chatterji S., Kowal P. et al. Macroeconomic Implications of Population Ageing and Selected Policy Responses. The Lancet, 2015, vol. 385, iss. 9968, pp. 649–657. URL: Link61464-1
  7. Acemoglu D., Restrepo P. Secular Stagnation? The Effect of Aging on Economic Growth in the Age of Automation. MIT Department of Economics Working Paper, 2017, no. 17-02. URL: Link
  8. Randel J., German T., Ewing D. The Ageing and Development Report: Poverty, Independence and the World's Older People. 1st Edition. London, Taylor & Francis, 2017, 218 p.
  9. Kudrin A.L., Gurvich E.T. [Population aging and risks of budget crisis]. Voprosy Ekonomiki, 2012, no. 3, pp. 52–79. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  10. Davies A., James A. Geographies of Ageing: Social Processes and the Spatial Unevenness of Population Ageing. 1st Edition. London, Routledge, 2011, 224 p.
  11. Coale A.J. Growth and Structure of Human Populations. A Mathematical Investigation. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 2016, 246 p.
  12. Harper S. The Challenges of Twenty-First-Century Demography. In: Torp C. (Ed.) Challenges of Aging. London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 17–29. URL: Link
  13. Popova L.A., Zorina E.N. [The level of education and cognitive abilities of the third age people]. Regional'naya ekonomika: teoriya i praktika = Regional Economics: Theory and Practice, 2016, vol. 14, iss. 8, pp. 164–175. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  14. Ivanova M.A., Balaev A.I., Gurvich E.T. [Implications of higher retirement age for the labor market]. Voprosy Ekonomiki, 2017, no. 3, pp. 1–18. URL: Link (In Russ.)

View all articles of issue


ISSN 2311-8733 (Online)
ISSN 2073-1477 (Print)

Journal current issue

Vol. 17, Iss. 5
May 2019