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Title of article FOOD CONSUMPTION AS AN INDICATOR OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE POPULATION IN REGIONS
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Morozova E.A. , Kemerovo State University , Krasnaya Str. 6, Kemerovo, 650043 Russian Federation , morea@inbox.ru

Glushakova O.V. , Siberian Academy of Finance and Banking , Polzunova Str. 7, Novosibirsk, 630051 Russian Federation

Fadeikina N.V. , Siberian Academy of Finance and Banking , Polzunova Str. 7, Novosibirsk, 630051 Russian Federation

Section: ECONOMICS
Year 2016 Issue 1 DOI 10.21179/2308-4057-2016-1-171-180
Annotation The quality of life, which is a complex characteristic of human existence, its level and conditions, in the research practice is measured by statistical and sociological methods. This characteristic reflects the degree of satisfaction with different needs and subjective perception of life and its individual aspects. In this work the statistical method is chosen to describe the quality of life. It aims to the indicators' analysis, which are connected with food consumption (using Kemerovo region since 2010 to 2014 as an example) and differentiated into two parts: standard of living and living conditions. The analyzed level (households' expenses share for food in overall consumer spending structure, food consumption structure, its nutrition and energy value) and conditions indicators (food prices, consumer price indexes, a minimum food set cost dynamics and its ratio with the average income, retail food trade turnover, its share in total turnover of the region, public catering turnover) have shown low life quality in the region in comparison with Russia in general, and also its decrease for the last one or two years, which is confirmed by traditional indicators of living standard and quality.
Keywords quality of life, standard of living, living conditions, consumer behavior, food consumption, statistical analysis, indicators
Artice information Received February 7, 2016
Accepted November 30, -0001
Available online June 27, 2016
Imprint article Morozova E.A., Glushakova O.V., Fadeikina N.V. FOOD CONSUMPTION AS AN INDICATOR OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE POPULATION IN REGIONS. Food and Raw Materials, 2016, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 171-180. doi: 10.21179/2308-4057-2016-1-171-180
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