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Student mobility, experiences of return and employment in Kyrgyzstan


Thieme, S (2011). Student mobility, experiences of return and employment in Kyrgyzstan. The SRC’s Research Fellows Working Paper online, Social Research Center. American University of Central Asia.

Abstract

Labour migration has become a widespread phenomenon in Kyrgyzstan. Up to 20 per cent of Kyrgyzstan’s population have left in search of better economic opportunities in Russia and Kazakhstan, sending back remittances that account for 30 per cent of GDP (Sadowskaja 2008, Schmidt and Sagynbekova, 2008). Apart from the national scale the positive impact of remittances on household level has been confirmed in
various ways (e.g. Thieme, 2008; 2009; Tynaliev and McLean, 2011). Despite the positive effects of remittances, labour migration and brain drain represent significant obstacles to balanced poverty reduction
throughout the country.

Abstract

Labour migration has become a widespread phenomenon in Kyrgyzstan. Up to 20 per cent of Kyrgyzstan’s population have left in search of better economic opportunities in Russia and Kazakhstan, sending back remittances that account for 30 per cent of GDP (Sadowskaja 2008, Schmidt and Sagynbekova, 2008). Apart from the national scale the positive impact of remittances on household level has been confirmed in
various ways (e.g. Thieme, 2008; 2009; Tynaliev and McLean, 2011). Despite the positive effects of remittances, labour migration and brain drain represent significant obstacles to balanced poverty reduction
throughout the country.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:October 2011
Deposited On:28 Feb 2012 13:36
Last Modified:06 Apr 2017 01:38
Series Name:The SRC’s Research Fellows Working Paper
Additional Information:Please cite as: Thieme, Susan (2011): Student mobility, experiences of return and employment in Kyrgyzstan. The SRC’s Research Fellows Working Paper, October, 2011. University of Zurich. Zurich, Switzerland.
Official URL:http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Thieme_studentmobility_2011.pdf
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