TSU researchers identify regions satisfied with their quality of life


A group of scientists from the Centre for Applied Big Data Analysis and the Laboratory for Comparative Research in Quality of Lifeat Tomsk State University have studied digital footprints of residents of 83 Russian regions to determine the level of subjective satisfaction with the quality of life. The data has shown that residents of Chukotka Autonomous District, a number of national republics in the North Caucasus, Altai Republic, Pskov and Ryazan Regions, Kamchatka and Perm Territories, and St. Petersburg highly rate their quality of life.

Researchers at TSU have developed a new method of quality of life assessment based on the online activities of social networks users. The method has obvious advantages (quickness of research, low costs, large scale, and detailed character of the obtained information) and limitations (it covers only the “digital population,” whereas the rural population is not included). Using the obtained data, researchers have calculated the quality of life index for 83 regions of the Russian Federation based on 19 parameters of economic, social, and political aspects of life quality.

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