Indicators of quality of life in the capitals of the Russian Federation regions


Choi W.I.

PhD in Sociology, Professor of Institute of Russian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seul, Republic of Korea wooikchoi@yahoo.co.kr

Oberemko O.A.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University ‘Higher School of Economics’, Moscow, Russia ooberemko@hse.ru

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Choi W.I., Oberemko O.A. Indicators of quality of life in the capitals of the Russian Federation regions. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2017. No 6. P. 57-67




Abstract

Based upon qualitative express-survey data collected in Orel and Tula, the capitals of the neighboring Central Federal District regions with standard of living a little below average and above the average for the Russian Federation, it is shown that in the quality of life conversations there were initiatively and repeatedly sounded by the informants some indicators, not all of which have become commonplace in the literature on the measurement of quality of life: level of income, quality improvement of the settlement space, availability of spaces for civic participation, cultural recreation and consumption, as well as the availability of new scenes of socializing youth, and good images of the regional administration and local big business.


Keywords
quality of life indicators; Russian regions; qualitative studies

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