Youth Emigration from Russia:
Scale, Channels, Consequences

Baykov A.A.

Cand. Sci. (Polit.), Associate Prof., Deputy Rector for Master’s and International Programs, MGIMO (University) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.

Lukyanets A.S.

Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Associate Prof. of RUDN University; Associate Prof. of the Department of Demographic and Migration Policy, MGIMO (University) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation; Leading Researcher, Center for Social Demography, Institute of Socio-Political Research, Russian Academy of Sciences

Pismennaya E.E.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof. of the Department of Sociology, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation; Chief Researcher, Center for Social Demography, Institute of Socio-Political Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

Rostovskaya T.K.

Dr. Sci. (Soc.) Prof., Deputy Acting Director for scientific work, Institute of Socio-Political Research, Russian Academy of Sciences; Head of the Chair of social pedagogics and organization of work with young people, Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia.

Ryazantsev S.V.

Corresponding Member of RAS, Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Prof., Director of Institute of Socio-Political Researches FCTAS RAS; Head of the Department of Demographic and Migration Policy, MGIMO-University; Prof., RUDN-University, Moscow, Russia

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250002787-8
ID of the Article: 7423

For citation:

Baykov A.A., Lukyanets A.S., Pismennaya E.E., Rostovskaya T.K., Ryazantsev S.V. Youth Emigration from Russia: Scale, Channels, Consequences. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2018. No 11. P. 75-84


In article tendencies of emigration of the Russian youth in the 1990–2010th are considered. On the basis of statistical and sociological methods of research channels of traveling abroad and also the prospects of homecoming are discussed. The characteristic of three channels of emigration of young Russians is given: emigration on the permanent basis and educational and labor emigration. Transformation of temporary forms of emigration in migration for the permanent residence is shown. Estimates of number of the young people who have left Russia are given, their contribution to demographic losses of the country is estimated. Indirect measures of state policy for involvement of youth in economy of Russia are proposed.

youth; temporary labor emigration; educational emigration; emigration for the permanent residence


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