In this article, the authors show their own approach to understanding the issue of socio-economic inequality of Russian regions on the basis of dynamic, systemic and integrated methods applied to studying the problem of trans-regional inequality and systematizing theoretical research pursued by Russian and foreign scientists. This approach is based on the idea of the dual nature of the connection between economic and social inequality, which represent both forward and backward linkages between these types that further increase the asymmetry of spatial socio-economic development. The authors assessed the scale of inequality of Russian regions during 2000–2018 years and found the correlation between economic and social disparity of them. The article proves that despite implementing national policy aimed at leveling spatial development, regional economic inequality is increasing. The analysis showed the growth of the differentiation of GRP per capita that indicates the exacerbation of the asymmetry of the economic development of the regions. The high polarization of regions in the sphere of economic development is the cause of social inequality. This study shows a high differentiation in regionalized income per capita, but it is significantly lower than economic inequality and shows a downward trend. In the course of the correlation-regression analysis, the authors found an immediate connection between the GRP per capita and the average money income. If the effectiveness of regional policy in Russia is not increased, the authors predict further intensification of the economic polarization of regions because of the science and technology transformation of society.
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Baryshnikova, N. A., Santovich, E. A., Altukhov, P. L., Dushevina, E. M., Naidenova, N. V., & Shkryabina, A. Y. (2022). "Interconnection Of Economic And Social Inequalities In The Regions Of Russia ". In S. Afanasyev, A. Blinov, & N. Kovaleva (Eds.), State and Law in the Context of Modern Challenges, vol 122. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 81-86). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2022.01.14