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

Vinokurov, Evgeny (2013): The Art of Survival: Kyrgyz Labor Migration, Human Capital, and Social Networks. Published in: Central Asia Economic Papers , Vol. no. 7,

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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.

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