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Urban to Urban Migration: Soviet Patterns and Post-Soviet Implications

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  • Ira N Gang
  • Robert C Stuart

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In spite of extensive literature on migration in the Soviet Union, we know little about household-level decisions. This study specifies and estimates those variables important to understanding the migration decision. Using data from the Soviet Interview Project (SIP), we examine the forces influencing the decision to migrate or not to migrate, and in addition, for those who did migrate, the forces influencing the locational choices made. The results indicate that, while some of the traditional factors influencing migration are important, others are not, suggesting that in the post-Soviet era, differentiating the persistence of Soviet-type forces from emerging market-type forces will be important for an understanding of urban to urban migration.

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Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Comparative Economic Studies.

Volume (Year): 38 (1996)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 21-36

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  1. L.A. Grogan, 1997. "Wage Dispersion in Russia," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, Tinbergen Institute 97-075/3, Tinbergen Institute.
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  3. Ira N. Gang & Robert C. Stuart, 1999. "The Political Economy of Russian City Growth," Departmental Working Papers, Rutgers University, Department of Economics 199908, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  4. Ira N. Gang, 1996. "Who Matters Most? The Effect of Parent's Schooling on Children's Schooling," Departmental Working Papers, Rutgers University, Department of Economics 199613, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  5. Ira N. Gang & Robert C. Stuart, 1998. "Mobility Where Mobility is Illegal: Migration and City Growth in the Soviet Union," Departmental Working Papers, Rutgers University, Department of Economics 199709, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.

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