Screenshot of map “Old Age in Russia”,

29 April 2021, 23:46

Chechnya and Kabardino-Balkaria: anti-leaders on living standards of elderly people

Authors of the study “Old Age in Russia” mentioned Chechnya among the six regions with the most acute problems among the elderly people. In terms of the number of the elderly people with incomes below the minimum subsistence level, Chechnya is ahead of Kabardino-Balkaria.

Today, the project “To be Precise” has released the results of the study focused on old age problems in Russia and the rating of regions in terms of the well-being of the older generation. All calculations are based on the available statistics for 2019. The study covered men over 60 and women over 55. The rating was compiled based on five indicators: healthy life expectancy at the age of over 55, employment (including informal), poverty (adjusted for self-assessment), social activity, and social services.

The authors of the study divided the Russian regions into five groups, from “A” to “E”. None of the regions of the Southern Federal District (SFD) and North-Caucasian Federal District (NCFD) entered the most prosperous groups of “A” and “B”. The group “E” (“high severity of the problem”) included only Chechnya. Kabardino-Balkaria and Adygea fell into group “D” (“the problem is expressed above average”), while the rest of the regions of Southern Russia are included in the group “C”.

The worst indicator for Northern Caucasus is “Elderly people with incomes below the minimum subsistence level”. In this case, the regions of the NCFD occupy the bottom four lines of the rating. In Kabardino-Balkaria, 23.7% of the elderly people have incomes below the minimum subsistence level, that is, almost a quarter. In Chechnya, the same indicator is 23%, in Dagestan – 18.6%, and in Ingushetia – 18.4%. The worst ten in the country also include Karachay-Cherkessia (11.3%) and North Ossetia (10.6%).

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 29, 2021 at 04:13 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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