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ERIC Number: EJ804749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Migration Behavior of College Students in Siberia
Gorbacheva, E. A.
Russian Education and Society, v50 n6 p57-66 Jun 2008
Given the conditions of the aging of the population of Russia there has been a steady decline in the size of the population, and starting in 2006 that includes a decline in the size of the working-age population. This is a very serious problem in regard to the social and economic development of the country, and the ways to solve the problem will to a large extent be determined by the course of processes of both external and internal migration. However, in the past ten years these processes have been largely negative: the positive balance of international migration has been diminishing steadily. The vector of migrations within Russia has radically changed its basic direction. As a result, current migrations are making even stronger the imbalance, traditional in the case of Russia, in the deployment of labor resources with respect to natural resources. The migratory redistribution of the population from the more highly developed European regions of the country to the more sparsely populated regions of the eastern part, against the background of the virtually total depopulation of certain regions of Russia, has been steadily pushing the virtually catastrophic stripping of the geopolitically vital eastern territories, including the territory of the Far East and Siberia that are adjacent to the national border. This article looks at the characteristics of the migration behavior of college students in the eastern regions of the country, using the college students of the city of Omsk as an example, among whom the author in 2006 carried out a sociological survey. The choice of Omsk among the oblast centers of Siberia was determined by the vital geopolitical position that the oblast region that has Omsk as its center holds in the current migration situation in the Russian Federation. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia