Arhive: #3 2014

Ecological characteristic of quality of the population



Abstract References

In the article, the problem of the expanded characteristic of human development is solved regarding ecological indicators of such characteristic. The ecological characteristic of human development, or quality of the population, is understood as the relation of the population to environment and its resources. For a quantitative assessment of this relation, ten indicators are offered. We took into account the possibility of their assessment in a regional section on a base of official statistics. As an example, the five regions, different in level and nature of economic development, are considered: Kursk, Pskov, Sverdlovsk, Yaroslavl regions and Krasnoyarsk Krai. Initial hypotheses concerning estimates of an ecological subindex of human development index are formulated. They were confirmed only partially. The attention to difference between ecological characteristics of quality of the population and ecological characteristics of quality of life of the population is paid.