Igor Kavetskyy


Notes on the Service Economy of the Ukrainian Capital During the 1990s Transformation

Igor Kavetskyy, Yaroslav Ostaphiychuk

Geographia Polonica (2005) vol. 78, iss. 1, pp. 53-66 | Full text

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This paper presents the state of and main trends to the development of the services sec-tor in Kiev, the Ukraine capital, during the political, economic and social transformation of the 1990s. The increasing significance of services in Kiev economy is stated on the basis of an analysis of some economic indicators (such as fixed assets, employment, gross output and gross value added). Infrastructural potential and accessibility to the basic social services are described then. Finally, a glimpse into development of Kiev service economy up to 2011 is given.

Keywords: service economy, economic and social transformation, market and non-market serv-ices, service infrastructure, development strategy

Igor Kavetskyy, Laboratory of Social Geography and Tourism Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Szczecin Wijska 13; 71-415 Szczecin, Poland
Yaroslav Ostaphiychuk, Laboratory of Studies on Problems of Social Development Council for the Study of Productive Resources of the NAS of Ukraine Taras Shevchenko Bid 60,01-032, Kiev-32, Ukraine