Migration and Regional Economy in Russia: Recent Trends and Their Backgrounds

Kazuhiro Kumo
2003 Far Eastern Studies   unpublished
This paper examined changes in interregional migration patterns in Russia before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The migration factors in 1994, 1997, and 2000 were investigated based on a simple quantitative analysis, and the significant effects of economic factors such as financial situations of firms or labor market conditions and those of environmental conditions on migration decisions were presented. Finally, the theoretical logic behind the large-scale out-migration from the
more » ... gration from the Far North was briefly presented by the use of a traditional two-sector model. JEL Classification: P36, R12, R23. 4 maps, 3 figures, 1 table, 21 references.