Sociology and Statistics Show no Negative Trends in Labor Migration

Yulia F. Florinskaya – Leading Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Geographic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the context of negative economic development, it is reasonable to expect a reduction in labor migration into Russia. At the same time, there exist some concerns about a possible increase in competition in the labor market between native and foreign workers, and it has been suggested that the government should adopt a targeted policy to replace foreign workers with Russians. So far, an analysis of statistical and sociological data has not revealed any serious changes in the labor migration market in the Russian Federation.

Key words: migration, migrant workers, work permit, patents.

JEL: J11, J61.