Migration in the Soviet Successor States
AbstractThis paper analyzes the migration behavior of ethnic groups in the former Soviet Un-ion (FSU) from 1989 to 1999. The two main migration movements have been return migration of ethnic groups to their titular nation and migration of all ethnic groups to the Russian Federation. Using factor analysis, we are able to disentangle the effects of economic wealth, growth, and political reforms on migration behavior. Ethnic sorting is found to be the major determinant of migration, which can explain both return migration and migration to Russia. The emigration behavior of Jews and ethnic Germans is found to be very similar to the migration behavior of ethnic groups migrating within the FSU.
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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2002
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Publication status: published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 48 (1), 2002, 67-84
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- P26 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Political Economy
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