Foreign labor migration in the Republic of Belarus

Foreign labor migration in the Republic of Belarus

Tikhonova L.E.

Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus

Мaslenkova Е.V.

MITSO International University, Minsk, Belarus

ID of the Article: 6224

For citation:

Tikhonova L.E., Мaslenkova Е.V. Foreign labor migration in the Republic of Belarus. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 6. P. 49-55


The paper discusses specifics of the processess of foreign labor migration in the Republik of Belarus. Three stages of formation and development of international labor movements are analyzed characterized by volumes and the specificity of migration processes, the level of development of legislative base, and the degree of state influence on these processes. Travel abroad has no significant pressure on the domestic labor market and foreign labor migrants do not significanty compete for the country’s jobs. On the basis of sociological analysis of the departure of labour migrants from Belarus to Russia it is concluded that over the last decade, Belarusians have more opportunities to be employed on legal basis on the territory of the Russian Federation, improving living conditions and social protection. The authors have developed measures to prevent the outflow of qualified personnel abroad and ensuring repayment of migrant workers.

labour migration; labour exports; import of labour; foreign workers; migration policy of the States
Content No 6, 2016