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The Art of Survival: Kyrgyz Labor Migration, Human Capital, and Social Networks

Evgeny Vinokurov
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Евгений Юрьевич Винокуров ()

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Abstract: Age, education, income discrepancy, and unemployment level are the main factors that define the portrait of the Kyr-gyz labor migrant. Remittances shape the present state of the Kyrgyz economy;the quality of human capital, and its future. Efficiently functioning social networks abroad play a significant role in a migrant's decision to work abroad, and his or her choice of destination and job. That labor has freedom of movement is essential to Kyrgyzstan’s accession to the Belarus-Kazakhstan-Russia Customs Union.

Keywords: regional integration; labor migration; remittances; human capital; Kyrgyzstan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F2 F22 F24 J6 J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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