Dynamics of socio-economic well-being and living standards of the population

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Article presents key problems that are at the most population’s concern. It is determined that for themajority Ukrainians, the key economic problems are the following: the war in the East of the country, the growth ofprices for goods and services and the overestimated housing and public utilities fees.

Authors analyze the dynamicsof the socio-economic indices; self-assessments of the financial status, population’s income and expenditurestructure. It should be noted that despite all, the indices of socio-economic assessments and expectations haveimproved. Thus, the index of current personal financial status increased by 17 points (up to 30 points); integralindex of the current social financial status increases by 18 points (up to 39 points); the indexof expected changes inpersonal well-being increased by 9 points (up to 40 points); the index of expected development of the economy in theupcoming months, increased by 11 points (up to 45 points); the index of inflationary expectations is reduced by 6points (down to 183 points).

All index values remain below pre-crisis indicators of 2013. Additionally, in the contextof the family’s income, unfortunately, the majority of Ukrainian families spend about 40% of their budget on food,which is an indicator ofpoverty.

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