Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Determinants of Labor Migration Flows to Russia: Evidence from Tajikistan
Issue: Vol. 10, No 3, 2017
Published date: 10-2017 (print) / 10-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Mirzobobo Yormirzoev
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Perm City, Russian Federation
Keywords: labor migration, Tajikistan, Russia, social capital
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-3/5
Index PUBMS: 62053f95-f26c-11e7-9371-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 72-80 (9)
JEL classification: J60, J61

Tajikistan is an active participant in international migratory flows since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Initially, a civil war was the primary push factor for geographic mobility of people. Currently, economic deprivation, limited land area and demographic pressures largely determine the dynamics and flows of the Tajiks’ migratory processes, in particular labor mobility from this post-Soviet republic. The primary goal of this paper is to identify factors affecting labor migration to Russia as an important place of destination for Tajik migrants. We look at the role of socio-demographic factors as well as migration-related social capital in population movements. Findings indicate that demographic profile of migrants seems to be a more significant factor toward migration as it reflects a relatively higher share of younger people in country’s total population. Results also indicate that knowledge of Russian as a second spoken language is influential.


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