Factors of Spatial Mobility in Russia

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Abstract

This article considers the “Comprehensive monitoring of living conditions” of the Russian population to determine the level of mobility of residents in different regions of the country. The subject matter of the study is the tourist mobility of Russians. A system of equations from the binomial logistic regression model revealed that the probability of a Russian citizen taking a travel tour is mostly influenced by personal factors, such as economic status and physical condition. The impact of transport infrastructure characteristics is absorbed by the income characteristics of individuals; i.e., regional differences in standard of living correlate with the density of the transport infrastructure. Spatial mobility for tourism purposes was found to be associated to a greater degree with land transport infrastructure rather than with air service. Differentiation of Russians with respect to the parameters of spatial mobility of travel actually reproduces economic inequality, while the density of the transport infrastructure, which differs from region to region, tends not to mitigate the impact of economic resources on spatial movement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-66
Number of pages9
JournalRegional Research of Russia
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • economic resources
  • level of mobility
  • return mobility
  • spatial mobility
  • tourism
  • transport infrastructure

OECD FOS+WOS

  • 5.07 SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
  • 1.05 EARTH AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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