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Measuring the Synthetic Categories of Quality of Life in a Region and Identification of Main Trends to Improve the Social and Economic Policy (Samara Region and its Constituent Territories)


  • Aivazian, Sergei

    () (CEMI RAS, Moscow, Russia)

  • Stepanov, Vladimir

    (CEMI RAS, Moscow, Russia)

  • Kozlova, Maria

    (CEMI RAS, Moscow, Russia)


The work offers the methodology for measuring, monitoring and analyzing the main synthetic categories of quality of life on a given territory (country, region, municipal district). The work shows how the methodology was implemented to handle the data gathered in the Samara region and its constituent territories. It is also shown how the methodology can be used to identify the main trends in improving the social and economic policy of the regional executive bodies. A special section includes analytical survey of the main concepts related to quality of life and the best international approaches to measuring the quality of life.

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  • Aivazian, Sergei & Stepanov, Vladimir & Kozlova, Maria, 2006. "Measuring the Synthetic Categories of Quality of Life in a Region and Identification of Main Trends to Improve the Social and Economic Policy (Samara Region and its Constituent Territories)," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 2(2), pages 18-84.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:apltrx:0086

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    quality of life; social and economic policy; Russia;

    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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