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JOURNAL: Volume 14, No. 2, 2024, p. 286-300

HEADING: The quality and standard of living of North Indigenous Peoples

AUTHORS: Fauzer, V.V., Smirnov, A.V., Fauzer, G.N.

ORGANIZATIONS: Institute of socio-economic and energy problems of the North, Komi Science Centre Ural Branch of the RS

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2024-2-286-300

UDC: 314.8+314.9(98)

The article was received on: 07.02.2024

Keywords: indigenous minorities, Russian Arctic, human resources, status ethnic groups of the Russian North, population census

Bibliographic description: Fauzer, V.V., Smirnov, A.V., Fauzer, G.N. Ethnic potential for the formation of human resources in the Russian Arctic. Arktika: ekologiya i ekonomika. [Arctic: Ecology and Economy], 2024, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 286-300. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2024-2-286-300. (In Russian).


The reproduction of the old-timer population and first-generation migrants, the demographic dynamics of the status ethnic groups of the national republics of the Russian North (Karelians, Komi, Tuvans and Yakuts) and the indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East form the population and human resources of the Russian Arctic. Those working on a rotational basis partly cover the need for labor resources. Each group of human resources demonstrates distinctive demographic dynamics and contributes to the formation of human resources in the Russian Arctic. The purpose of the study is to assess each component of the formation of human resources in the Russian Arctic. The authors conclude that there has been a high decline in the old-timer population and new settlers since the 1990s and reveal the multidirectional dynamics of the status and indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, though emphasize that their number in Russia is almost half of the human resources of the Russian Arctic. Materials from the population censuses of 1926—2021make up the information base of the study.

Finance info: The article was prepared within the framework of the research project Human resources of the northern regions of Russia: development potential or limitation of economic growth (no.122012700169-9, 2022-2024).


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