The Quality of Life Index in Russian regions has been released by Russian Institute of Regional Information and Laboratory of Mathematical Methods of Political Analysis and Prognosis of MSU Faculty of Political Science.
Following factors were taken into account:
- individual incomes,
- regions' attractiveness for migrants,
- infant mortality,
- development of service markets,
- unemployment rate,
- living conditions of population,
- life expectancy at birth.
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