1 (29) 2017

Demography and social economy, 2017, 1(29):11-23
Doi: https://doi.org/10.15407/dse2017.01.011

G.V. Gerasymenko
PhD (Economics), Lead Researcher
Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
01032, Ukraine, Kyiv, Blvd Taras Shevchenko, 60
-mail: geranna@ukr.net

Language: Ukrainian
Abstract: A review of international methodologies of exploring territorial disproportions in the quality of life based on indices of human development is presented in the article. The best innovative approaches to calculation of disaggregated human development indicators at the subnational level are studies, allowing to trace the spatial differences (type of locality of residence, size of a settlement), individual characteristics of people (gender, age group, ethnicity, migrants status), property status of households (income, property group based on the poverty line), features of employment, and so on.
Particular attention is paid to the Polish experience of calculating indices of regional and local human development, benefiting from consideration of efficiency of the state policy interventions in alignment of regional disparities within the country. A detailed analysis of approaches to assessment of regional human development at the level of integrated territorial administrative units of the European Union is provided, allowing defining some spatial patterns of development within individual countries.
The advantages of the national methodology for calculating the regional indices of human development are grounded, proving that it is ahead of the foreign methods due to extended interpretation of human development, integrated approach to the choice of primary parameters and structure of individual thematic blocks. The need to develop approaches that ensure comparability of the national procedure and European approaches to estimation of the regional human development is stressed.
Key words: concept of human development, index of regional human development, regional development imbalances.
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