Depressed territories of the Perm Territory (extension of Lapin’s study)


2020, Vol. 4. № 3 (13)

Depressed territories of the Perm Territory (extension of Lapin’s study)

For citation: Neshataev A. V. 2020. “Depressed territories of the Perm Territory (extension of Lapin’s study)”. Siberian Socium, vol. 4, no. 3 (13), pp. 67-81. DOI: 10.21684/2587-8484-2020-4-3-67-81

About the author:

Aleksandr V. Neshataev, Specialist, Department of Program Design and Analytical Activities, Regional Center for the Development of Social Technologies (Syktyvkar, Russian Federation);


The level of socio-economic development of a region or country varies from a developed to a depressed one. A wide range of socio-economic problems in depressed territories lead to negative consequences: population migration, chronic alcoholism, a decrease in the number of business entities, and the lack of socio-psychological comfort in society. It is important to identify the problem areas according to certain criteria for the further provision of targeted measures to support specific municipalities and specific areas whose indicators are lagging behind the region. Constant monitoring of the socio-economic signs of depressive territories will make the most efficient use of the region’s budget in order to achieve more favorable living conditions for the population. This work aims to identify the depressive territories of the Perm Territory, which was based on a statistical approach. The author has analyzed the following indicators of municipalities of the Perm Territory: production decline, income level, unemployment rate, migration decline, and the level of the local budget’s income per capita. Based on the proposed criteria and indicators, the Cherdynsky, Yusvinsky, Yurlinsky, Kosinsky, and Gaynsky municipal districts were classified as depressed territories of the Perm Territory. As part of improving the welfare of depressed territories, it is necessary at the legislative level to adopt uniform criteria and conditions for classifying municipalities as requiring special attention to their socio-economic development and the subsequent development of comprehensive programs to leave the territory from the number of unsuccessful. This work continues A. V. Lapin’s research, as well as improves on the methodology and indicators he used.


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