Russian Cities in Transition: The Impact of Market Forces in the 1990s
AbstractThis paper analyses Russian city growth during the command and transition eras. Our main focus is on understanding the extent to which market forces are replacing command forces, and the resulting changes in Russian city growth patterns. We examine net migration rates for a sample of 171 medium and large cities for the period 1960 through 2002. We conclude that while the declining net migration rate was reversed during the first half of the 1990s, restrictions continued to matter during the early years of transition in the sense that net migration rates were lower in the restricted than in the unrestricted cities. This pattern seemingly came to an end in the late 1990s.
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Date of creation: May 2004
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Other versions of this item:
- Ira N. Gang & Robert C. Stuart, 2004. "Russian Cities in Transition: The Impact of Market Forces in the 1990s," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 2004-697, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
- Ira N. Gang & Robert C. Stuart, 2004. "Russian Cities in Transition: The Impact of Market Forces in the 1990s," Departmental Working Papers 200408, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
- J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
- P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2004-06-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-CIS-2004-06-02 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-GEO-2004-06-02 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HIS-2004-06-02 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-TRA-2004-06-02 (Transition Economics)
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199908, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
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