Eager to leave? Intentions to migrate abroad among young people in kyrgyzstan

Victor Agadjanian, Lesia Nedoluzhko, Gennady Kumskov

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Abstract

This study examines young people's intentions to migrate abroad in Kyrgyzstan, focusing in particular on differences between Asian and European-origin ethnic groups. The multivariate analyses of recent survey data show that even after controlling for socioeconomic characteristics and social embeddedness Europeans are significantly more inclined to migrate than Asians. Whereas no gender differences in migration intentions among either group are detected, marriage, childbearing, and social capital exhibit distinct ethnic-specific effects. Although economic considerations are prevailing stimuli for migration in both groups, the results point to the formation of two dominant ethnic-specific migration preference types - for temporary migration among Asians and permanent migration among Europeans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)620-651
Number of pages32
JournalInternational Migration Review
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Eager to leave? Intentions to migrate abroad among young people in kyrgyzstan. / Agadjanian, Victor; Nedoluzhko, Lesia; Kumskov, Gennady.

In: International Migration Review, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2008, p. 620-651.

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Agadjanian, Victor ; Nedoluzhko, Lesia ; Kumskov, Gennady. / Eager to leave? Intentions to migrate abroad among young people in kyrgyzstan. In: International Migration Review. 2008 ; Vol. 42, No. 3. pp. 620-651.
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