Northern economic region, Russia
|Northern Economic Region
Се́верный экономи́ческий райо́н
(Severny ekonomichesky rayon)
Northern Economic Region on the map of Russia
- Arkhangelsk Oblast
- Republic of Karelia
- Komi Republic
- Murmansk Oblast
- Nenets Autonomous Okrug
- Vologda Oblast
In the partly arctic zone of Russia, monthly wages appear much higher than the national average, but this is offset by the likelihood of payment being much lower. A higher proportion in the region are employed in a state enterprise, and a lower proportion are secure in their jobs. Unemployment is more than one fifth higher in the region than across Russia as a whole.
Although climatic conditions can be daunting, the life expectancy in the Northern region is almost exactly the national average for both men and women. Youths ambitious for a higher education tend to leave the region; the ratio of students to population is a fifth lower than the national average. And, for those who live in the region, the expectation of life improving is lower than the national average.