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« Brain drain from Central Asia: Labor migration like any other ? »

Abstract : As in all countries of the former USSR, the migration system of the Central Asian republics has undergone profound changes since independence. The emigration of Russian-speaking populations, which began at the end of the Soviet period, and the labour migration of Central Asian populations, which has taken on considerable proportions since the late 1990s in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are the most studied international migrations in the region, with some "return" migrations to "historical homelands". But Central Asian countries are also facing increased mobility of highly skilled people to Europe, North America, Russia, etc. This "brain drain" is part of a global dynamic of skills circulation. It questions Central Asian states and societies about their development model and their place in globalization.
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Julien Thorez. « Brain drain from Central Asia: Labor migration like any other ? ». Olimov M., Grote J., Gharleghi B. (eds.). Brain drain vs. Brain circulation (Central Asia), Nova, pp. 31-42, 2020, 9781536187557. ⟨halshs-03096971⟩



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