Pavel Lisitsyn, Alexander Stepanov, Павел Лисицын, Александр Степанов (2016): Demographic Potentials and Transnational Migration in the Former Soviet Union Countries: Comparative Causal Analysis, Measurement, and the Construction of Indicators. International Sociological Association, Third ISA Forum of Sociology 2016.

Abstract

This research is undertaken in order to accomplish three goals. First, it introduces a novel approach to the sociological study of transnational migration through the concepts of contemporary demography. The project examines the effects of labor migration on the structure and dynamics of demographic potentials in contemporary Russia and other former Soviet Union countries. Second, demographic potential is observed with regard to the idea of human capital and it is considered as a culturally-specific asset. In other words, the transaction costs associated with human capital depend on the socio-cultural and institutional environment in which it is allocated. Third, this paper seeks to introduce some new concepts which may be applied to the study of everyday life practices of social inclusion and exclusion, as well as formal and informal rules for migrants in the host community. Emphasis will be placed upon a recognition and interpretation of broad patterns of demographic developments in the former Soviet Union countries. The basic demographic concepts and stances will be broken down into more specific data, such as the ratio of men to women and the life expectancy of each gender in transnational migrants’ communities. The means of understanding the relations between structure and processes of increasing human capital, and using of labor forces in current socio-economic system predisposed to financial and economic instability. The qualitative and quantitative strategies of sociological studies will be used to fulfill the goals of the project. It is also a multidisciplinary study that welcomes methodological techniques from demography, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies and urban studies.

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@conference{Lisitsyn2016,
title = {Demographic Potentials and Transnational Migration in the Former Soviet Union Countries: Comparative Causal Analysis, Measurement, and the Construction of Indicators},
author = {Pavel Lisitsyn and Alexander Stepanov and Павел Лисицын and Александр Степанов},
url = {https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2016/webprogram/Paper75714.html},
year  = {2016},
date = {2016-07-11},
booktitle = {International Sociological Association},
organization = {Third ISA Forum of Sociology},
abstract = {This research is undertaken in order to accomplish three goals. First, it introduces a novel approach to the sociological study of transnational migration through the concepts of contemporary demography. The project examines the effects of labor migration on the structure and dynamics of demographic potentials in contemporary Russia and other former Soviet Union countries. Second, demographic potential is observed with regard to the idea of human capital and it is considered as a culturally-specific asset. In other words, the transaction costs associated with human capital depend on the socio-cultural and institutional environment in which it is allocated. Third, this paper seeks to introduce some new concepts which may be applied to the study of everyday life practices of social inclusion and exclusion, as well as formal and informal rules for migrants in the host community. Emphasis will be placed upon a recognition and interpretation of broad patterns of demographic developments in the former Soviet Union countries. The basic demographic concepts and stances will be broken down into more specific data, such as the ratio of men to women and the life expectancy of each gender in transnational migrants’ communities. The means of understanding the relations between structure and processes of increasing human capital, and using of labor forces in current socio-economic system predisposed to financial and economic instability. The qualitative and quantitative strategies of sociological studies will be used to fulfill the goals of the project. It is also a multidisciplinary study that welcomes methodological techniques from demography, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies and urban studies.},
keywords = {post-Soviet space, transnational migration, постсоветское пространство, транснациональная миграция},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {conference}
}

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