Labour migration from Central Asia to Russia: Economic and social impact on the societies of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, And Uzbekistan

Labour migration from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the Russian Federation has grown into a phenomenon unprecedented in its scale. Playing a crucial role in transforming the lives of individuals, family structures, communities and society as a whole, migration has ambiguous implications for the societies of these countries, resulting in both risks and opportunities for those directly related to the trend. While the positive economic effects of migration are easily measurable in terms of increases to income and spending power, the negative effects such as the effects on the family unit, demographic aspects, and women’s and children’s psycho-emotional and physical health are less immediate and tangible, making them more difficult to demonstrate.