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DOI: 10.21202/1993-047X.14.2020.2.266-274

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Authors :
1. Natalya S. Seliverstova, PhD (Economics), Associate Professor of the Department “Economic theory and econometrics”
Kazan (Volga) Federal University

2. Tatyana S. Trepalina, post-graduate student of the Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Medical Genetics
Kazan State Medical University

3. Olga V. Grigoryeva, PhD (Biology), Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Developmental Psychology and Psychophysiology
Kazan Innovative University named after V. G. Timiryasov

4. Lilia V. Vorontsova, PhD (Economics), Associate Professor, Vice-rector on strategic development
Kazan Innovative University named after V. G. Timiryasov (IEML)

Basic conditions for care economy development in Russia

Objective: to describe the development of care economy within the sphere of socio-economic relations as a tool for increasing social capital in society.
Methods: abstract-logical and dialectical, phenomenological methods.
Results: in the scientific literature, care economy is described primarily as a part of the healthcare sector. The article considers it in the context of a broader range of socio-economic services. The article describes the main content of care economy as a sphere of socio-economic relations providing services that ensure normal life –restoring and/or improving health, improving life quality by maintaining more comfortable living conditions. The main reasons for care economy development are highlighted: 1) aging of the population; 2) high costs of providing care services in specialized medical institutions; 3) shadow services provided in the field of care economy. It is established that in the coming years care economy development will
dictate certain conditions for the labor and education market development in this segment.
Scientific novelty: it is shown that the main content of care economy is not limited to the sphere of medical care, but can be considered more broadly – including care for children, pets, etc.; the relevance of care economy development as a separate sphere of socio-economic relations is shown.
Practical significance: the understanding of the content of care economy revealed in this work makes it urgent to create a state system for providing services in the field of care economy, and creates the basis for further research in this area.

Keywords :
Economics and national economy management; Care economy; Services; Aging of the population; Shadow economy; Technologies; Social capital

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Citation :
Seliverstova N. S., Trepalina T. S., Grigoryeva O. V., Vorontsova L. V. Basic conditions for care economy development in Russia, Actual Problems of Economics and Law, 2020, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 266–274 (in Russ.). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21202/1993-047X.14.2020.2.266-274

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