Social vector of migratory mobility of contemporary Russian citizens

Ivanova E.I.

Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia

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Ivanova E.I. Social vector of migratory mobility of contemporary Russian citizens. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 11. P. 66-73


The article deals with the experience of quantitative estimates of potential migratory mobility in various representative sociological surveys, with analysis of dynamics and perspective directions of population movement, structure of migratory flows, and with migratory intentions. Results of survey “Life-world of Russian citizens and evolution of forms of their activities in state and social reforms” conducted in 2014 (all-Russia representative sample included 1750 persons from 18 regions of the country) help to depict specifics of the migratory mobility of population in contemporary Russia. The author outlines three social vectors of migratory flows: demographic, social-status, and professional. The article shows that mainly young people plan to emigrate, and that this intention is counterbalanced by more representative plans, such as: travel, temporary jobs and other ways of world cognition.

Migratory mobility; emigration; migratory flows; migratory intentions; social and demographic structure; professional structure; social status
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