MIGRATION AS A FACTOR OF REGIONAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTIVENESS (THE CASE OF RUSSIA’S NORTH)
The features of population settlement in the North of Russia have been highlighted in the article. The interest and necessity of such research can be explained by the determining role of the North for Russia’s national economy, escalation of various socioeconomic problems in the related region and progressing depopulation of these underpopulated areas. The article reveals the major contradictions in the development of Russia’s northern territories at the present stage. This problem has been studied from two viewpoints. Firstly, on the basis of the authors’ own methodology the demographic indicators of Russia’s northern territories were compared with the average ones within the Russian Federation. Secondly, we have made an attempt to assess how special the management of these northern territories is in comparison with other Russian regions. According to the results of our research, directions in migration and population resettlement management have been proposed. These directions will contribute to ensuring higher social and economic efficiency of Russia’s northern regions.
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