Pystogova Ekaterina Alexandrovna, post-graduate student of the Department of economic sociology and marketing, Faculty of Sociology, Moscow State University
This article is about the problem of quality of life in contemporary Russian regions. The purpose of this study is to produce the regional map of quality of life for all Russian subjects and maps of groups of factors which impact of quality of life in country. The quality of life index is calculated using the method which is developed by the Laboratory of mathematical methods of political analysis and forecasting at the Department of Political Science, Moscow State University (further Method). Also, the article contains the description of author’s revision of Method, allowing to calculate economic, socio-demographic index and index of housing and utilities. Moreover, the article presents the results of indexes calculation for 2013 year using regional map. This map gives wide opportunities for spatial analysis of quality of life, particularly for analysis of large volumes of data when identifying the impact of various factors on quality of life in all regions of Russia and for monitoring of annual changes of quality of life.
KEYWORDS: quality of life, factors of quality of life, social mapping, objective methods, map of quality of life condition.
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