On specifying the notion of ‘population migration’

On specifying the notion of ‘population migration’

Rybakovskiy L.L.

Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Prof., Chief researcher, The Institute of Socio-Political Recearch, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia 1284781@mail.ru

ID of the Article: 6477

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Rybakovskiy L.L. On specifying the notion of ‘population migration’. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 12. P. 78-83


The article deals with a mass phenomenon of territorial movement of the population, the ratio of its migration, the essence of this concept, various approaches to its definition, and differences between population migration and migration movement, migration process and the migratory mobility. In the final part, the article explains criteria for isolating from territorial movements of people a part of which makes migration of the population, also author’s definitions are offered of population migration in both narow and broad senses.

phenomenon; the concept of migration; the migration process; the migration movement; mobility; spatial displacement
Content No 12, 2016