LIVING STANDARDS AS AN OBJECT OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT: A STUDY OF OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE INDICATORS

Svetlana Ilynykh, Oksana Tevlukova, Svetlana Rovbel

Abstract


Quality of life is a complex phenomenon that incorporates socio-economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental factors, as well as the conditions of a person’s existence. To ensure the modern quality of life of the population, systems for managing their quality of life are being formed, work is underway to create optimal technologies for ensuring a decent quality of life in difficult social and economic conditions, and new mechanisms are being developed to manage the quality of life of the population in municipalities. This study is relevant due to the lack of a unified methodology or indicators for assessing the quality of life of the population of municipalities. The study of the quality of  life of residents was performed on the basis of assessing subjective and objective indicators of quality of life. 1,204 residents of the city of Novosibirsk participated in the survey. The questionnaire contained 49 questions that allowed us to study subjective indicators that are rarely used, such as living comfort, level of trust in the government, and personal security. As a result of the study, the authors suggest an interconnected system of quality of life indicators: living comfort; level of development of the consumer market; housing provision and quality of housing; job security; population income level; level of development of healthcare, education, and culture; the effectiveness of government; trust in government agencies; state  of the environment; and personal safety. The results of the study can be used in further work  on the quality of life of residents of the metropolis.

Keywords


quality of life index; quality of life indicators; municipal formation development strategy; municipal government activities; innovative development of the metropolis

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603