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TO THE QUESTION OF STUDYING TERRITORIAL DEMOGRAPHIC POTENTIAL

Kateryna SEHIDA

V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

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Abstract: 

Territorial resource potential acts as a basis of economic activity; therefore its rational and efficient use is one of the important directions of social and economic development of countries and regions. The demographic potential, which turned from costly factor of social development into productive one, acts as the one of the main components of the territory integral capacity. Modern scholars use different terms related to the demographic potential: human capital, human potential, human development, life potential, reproductive potential, etc. and interpret them in different ways. From the point of human geography the demographic potential is understood as a component of the territorial integral potential and human potential including features, properties and possibilities of population for permanent recovery.
There are different ways to calculate demographic potential. In our opinion, in the first approximation it must consider the characteristics of population structure and its movement. We offer to define the demographic potential as the product of a decimal logarithm of the population structure (applying weights for major age groups) and half the sum of ratios from birth and death rates and all directions migration. The proposed version of the territorial demographic potential calculation has been tested while working out the Kharkiv Region Development Strategy 2020, in particular the demographic potential of Ukrainian regions, cities and districts of Kharkiv region has been calculated.

Key words: 

population, demographic potential, human potential, demographic processes, population structure

Language:

Ukrainian

 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/2413-7154/2016.75.21-27

Suggested citation: Sehida, K. (2016). To the question of studying territorial demographic potential. Ekonomichna ta Sotsialna Geografiya, 75, 21-27 (in Ukrainian, abstr. in English), https://doi.org/10.17721/2413-7154/2016.75.21-27.

Print ISSN: 2413-7154. Online ISSN: 2413-7553

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