MIGRATION AND SOCIOCONOMIC EFFECTIVENESS OF RUSSIA’S NORTHERN REGIONS
Features of population settlement on the North of Russia are highlighted in this article. The determining role of the North for Russia’s national economy is explained, however, it is also accompanied by the growth of various socioeconomic problems in the recent years, including those directly related to depopulation. Population settlement has been considered by the authors from two interrelated positions: as the process of settling on a certain territory in the course of migration and as the final result of this process - the resettlement in various regions and zones. The article reveals the major contradictions in the development of Russia’s northern territories at the present stage of their socioeconomic development. On the basis of the authors’ own methodology the demographic indicators of Russia’s Northern territories were compared with the average Russian ones. Then, it has been estimated how peculiar is the management of the Northern territories in comparison with other Russia’s regions. According to the results of our research, directions in the migration and population settlement management have been proposed. Taking these directions into account will contribute to ensuring the socioeconomic efficiency of Russia’s Northern regions.
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