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Migration and Remittances in Kazakhstan: First Evidence from a Household Survey

  • Barbara Dietz

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    (Osteuropa-Institut, Regensburg (Institut for East European Studies))

  • Kseniia Gatskova

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    (Osteuropa-Institut, Regensburg (Institut for East European Studies))

  • Achim Schmillen

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    (Osteuropa-Institut, Regensburg (Institut for East European Studies))

Internal migration flows in Kazakhstan are of high social and political relevance but political and public attention has primarily been devoted to external movements. This paper presents the main descriptive results of a new household survey on migration and remittances in Kazakhstan which was conducted in four cities (Almaty, Astana, Karaganda and Pavlodar) between October and December 2010. It summarizes the survey’s methodology, gives an overview over the basic characteristics of respondents, illustrates migration experiences on the individual and the household level and compares migrants and non-migrants. Furthermore, the prevalence of remittances and attitudes towards migration are discussed.

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Paper provided by Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and South-East European Studies) in its series Working Papers with number 304.

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Date of creation: Nov 2011
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  1. Alexander M. Danzer & Barbara Dietz & Kseniia Gatskova, 2013. "Migration and Remittances in Tajikistan: Survey Technical Report," Working Papers 327, Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and South-East European Studies).
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