UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Current Trends in Migration in the Commonwealth of Independent States

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AUTHOR Rafis Abazov
ORGANIZATION UNDP
TYPE Thematic Report
DATE 2009
TOPIC Migration
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

This paper assesses recent migration trends in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Within the last decade (1999-2009), the Russian Federation became the world's second largest recipient of migrants after the United States, while the Ukraine became the fourth largest and Kazakhstan became the ninth largest. Such large-scale population movement, which includes a significant number of labour migrants from resource-poor to resource-rich states in the region, has had an inevitable impact on the social, economic and human development in both source and host countries. This report focuses on a number of problems still to be explored due to large scale migration of this sort.


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