Abstract:The article deals with the problem of social infrastructure development in the region. The author carries out the idea that the infrastructure in a market economic system does not serve but ensures a normal functioning of the
whole economy. The author presents the data on the social infrastructure of the Republic of Buryatia.
Keywords:market economy, need, social infrastructure, social services, state social policy
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