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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Demographic well-being and social infrastructure facilities availability: The Republic of Karelia municipalities case study

Vol. 21, Iss. 5, MAY 2023

Received: 6 April 2023

Received in revised form: 19 April 2023

Accepted: 28 April 2023

Available online: 16 May 2023


JEL Classification: C51, L74, R11

Pages: 821–840


Anastasiya V. FEDOROVA Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences (KarRC RAS), Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation


Elena G. EMEL'YANOVA Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation


Aleksandr A. KUZ'MENKOV Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation


Subject. This article analyzes the quality of life of the population of the Republic of Karelia.
Objectives. The article aims to identify key trends in the development of social infrastructure in the Republic of Karelia.
Methods. For the study, we used retrospective and statistical analyses.
Results. The article describes four groups of municipalities of the Republic of Karelia depending on the level of demographic well-being and social infrastructure provision.
Conclusions. The results of the study can be used by regional authorities when designing programmes for the strategic development of the economy.

Keywords: social infrastructure facilities provision, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, demographic indicators, industrial and construction cluster, spatial development


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