Human capital statistics in Russia Arctic zone regions: new indexes for regional development

Theme 2. Connectivity
Session Name 2.10 Self-governance and regional development in the High North: What (and how) information is used for strategic development?
Presentation Type Oral
Author(s) Alexandra Kekkonen (Petrozavodsk State University, Russian Federation)
Abstract text

Sustainable development of Arctic regions is a topic of immediate interest. Arctic coastal communities gain strategic role in changing world. Veracious estimation is important for current situation analysis and forecasting in Arctic regions to study living conditions and level of development. Quantitative information on socio-economic parameters is a necessary base for sustainable regional development. Another aspect is that social, civic and security matters in the region are easier to examine in terms of human capital.

The purpose of the research was to analyze human capital of Russia Arctic zone through the development of ontological model. Statistical base on the regional, state and municipal level was a key issue to analyze. Methods of system, logical and economic analysis were applied during the research. For the processing of empirical data, methods of comparative and statistical analysis were used. As a result, the statistical base in the municipalities of the coastal communities in the regions of the Russia Arctic zone was analyzed. The comparisons with foreign experience in this area were committed.

The study showed a significant gap in the unification of supranational and national statistical reporting systems, as well as national and regional ones. In Russia data collection is timely delayed. There are only episodic studies of various institutions and organizations on the state of human capital. Demanded data could be collected only through different topical surveys (satisfaction with the quality of life, indigenous population surveys, employment surveys, etc.).

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