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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

The COVID-19 pandemic impact on the demographic situation in the Far Eastern Federal District municipalities: Evidence from the Amur Oblast

Vol. 20, Iss. 9, SEPTEMBER 2022

Received: 23 June 2022

Received in revised form: 28 July 2022

Accepted: 10 August 2022

Available online: 15 September 2022


JEL Classification: R23, R58

Pages: 1786–1808


Vladimir N. D'YACHENKO Economic Research Institute, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russian Federation


Viktoriya V. LAZAREVA Amur State University (AmSU), Blagoveshchensk, Amur Oblast, Russian Federation


Subject. This article deals with the issues of epidemiological protection of the population.
Objectives. The article aims to assess the impact of opportunities to ensure isolation of the population on the spread of coronavirus infection and the demographic situation in the Amur Oblast.
Methods. For the study, we used a statistical analysis.
Results. The article defines the groups of municipalities of the Amur Oblast, which differ in the extent of the population mortality increase during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conclusions and Relevance. There is a need for a differentiated approach to ensuring epidemiological protection of the population. The findings could help improve quarantine measures to protect the public and choose tools to organize social distancing.

Keywords: demographic situation, depopulation, demographic policy, COVID-19 pandemic, fertility, mortality, migration, population


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