Intraregional Migration in Yakutia: Causes and Strategies of Population Behavior

Intraregional Migration in Yakutia:
Causes and Strategies of Population Behavior

Neustroeva A.B.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Research Fellow of the Center for Regional Sociology of the National Library of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia); Assoc. Prof. of the Department of Sociology and Personnel Management, North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russia.

Barashkova A.S.

Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Research Fellow, Institute of Regional Economics of the Research Institute of Regional, North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russia

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The study was prepared within the framework of the RSF project No. 22-28-20180.

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Neustroeva A.B., Barashkova A.S. Intraregional Migration in Yakutia: Causes and Strategies of Population Behavior. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2024. No 1. P. 40-50


The article analyzes the issues of intraregional migration through the prism of migration behavior strategies of the population, which mean the actions taken earlier by a migrant to change his place of residence, his attitudes and possible steps in the future. Based on the data of a sociological study and statistical indicators, the frequency of respondents’ relocations, the funds they used during the last move, and the composition of those who moved at the same time were analyzed. The differences between the regions of Yakutia in terms of the coefficient of migration mobility are revealed. The degree of severity of migration sentiments and its relationship with the length of residence of respondents in this settlement has been established. It is shown that the assessment of life circumstances underlies the reasons not only for the last move, but is a strong motive for making a decision to change the place of residence in the future. At the same time, differences in the behavior strategies of potential migrants are clearly visible, depending on the direction of relocation, the availability of social capital in a new place.

intraregional migration; migration experience; potential migration; migration behavior strategies; migration actors; Yakutia


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