State and municipal services as a factor of improving population’s quality of life

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


Release:

2015, Vol. 1. №4(4)

Title: 
State and municipal services as a factor of improving population’s quality of life


About the authors:

Maria M. Akulich,
Dr. Sociol. Sci., Professor, Department of General and Economic Sociology, Financial and Economic Institute, Tyumen State University

Maria V. Batyreva, Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Associate Professor, Department of General and Economic Sociology, University of Tyumen; m.v.batyreva@utmn.ru

Abstract:

The article analyzes modern approaches to the concept “quality of life”. The authors treat state as an institution the functioning of which is aimed at improving quality of life of citizens by means of social and economic policy. Some possible ways of evaluation of government impact on the quality of life of population are provided and the approach associated with assessment of effectiveness of state and municipal services is justified. Also some possible methodological approaches to the analysis of quality of this process are presented along with some results of monitoring the quality of public and municipal services in the South of the Tyumen region that are provided with the participation of the authors. The recommendations developed on the basis of these results are aimed at improving the quality of services for citizens.

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