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Development of Tourism as One of Solutions to Problem of Rural Youth Employment in Republic of Karelia


  • Mariya Dyakonova

    () (Institute of Economics Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences)

  • Svitlana Stepanova

    () (Institute of Economics Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences)


The problem of employment in rural areas facilitates the increasing migration of young generation to the central part of the Republic of Karelia and other regions of the Russian Federation. In the situation occurred, a promising area for regional development to enable solving social and economic problems and be a key factor in preservation and renewal of natural, cultural and historical potential of the Republic of Karelia will be rural tourism. Increasing population self-employment, providing growth in household incomes, enhancing a sense of local community pride of the area they live in, the tourism can also encourage the locals, especially young people, to get bound to rural areas. However, the overall development of tourism will only be possible providing that there exist the young understanding of importance and prospects of this area economic activity development. The purpose of this study is to determine the role and importance of rural tourism in solving the problem of youth employment and improving the social and economic situation in the region. In the article there have been examined the living conditions of young people in the Republic of Karelia. The reasons for mobility of this population category have been determined and the current situation in the labor market has been analyzed. According to the authors, one of the main ways to solve the social and economic problems in the region and increase employment of young generation is the development of rural tourism.

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  • Mariya Dyakonova & Svitlana Stepanova, 2014. "Development of Tourism as One of Solutions to Problem of Rural Youth Employment in Republic of Karelia," Accounting and Finance, Institute of Accounting and Finance, issue 1, pages 138-143, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:iaf:journl:y:2014:i:1:p:138-143

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    rural communities; youth; labor market; rural tourism; tourism business development;

    JEL classification:

    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General


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