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International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015, 3(1), 12-18
DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-3-1-3
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Evaluation of the Demographic Potential of Russia’s Northern Regions

Krishnam Nair1 and Rishal Amar Singh2,

1College of Foundation Studies, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

2College of Engineering, Science and Technology, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji

Pub. Date: December 21, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Regional studies)

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Krishnam Nair and Rishal Amar Singh. Evaluation of the Demographic Potential of Russia’s Northern Regions. International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015; 3(1):12-18. doi: 10.12691/ijefm-3-1-3


Nowadays relevance of studying of all aspects of the development of Northern regions of the Russian Federation consists in the fact that in spite of limited stocks in the old rendered habitable regions of the country North is considered as a source of resources for social and economic development of Russia. Based on the recognition that the territory is as a separate object of state observation it is noted that the best resources for labor of the economy of North may become demographic potential of adjacent regions. The different points of view and approaches to definition of the demographic potential and a set of indicators by its assessment are given. On a basis of the statistical analysis of population dynamics and a level of birth rate and mortality it is shown that quantitative demographic potential of the northern regions, since 1990s significantly decreased. It was affected by migratory outflow. It is revealed that in northern regions still have positive differences by age and sexual structure. The results can be used by regional governments by drawing up Strategic plans of social and economic development of territories. The article concludes with recommendations.

russia's northern regions demographic potential fertility mortality population growth migration population structure

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