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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice

Assessing the migration attractiveness of the territory for young people

Vol. 20, Iss. 1, JANUARY 2021

Received: 3 December 2020

Received in revised form: 11 December 2020

Accepted: 27 December 2020

Available online: 28 January 2021


JEL Classification: C43, J11, R23

Pages: 58–80


Yurii D. SHMIDT Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Vladivostok, Russian Federation


Natal'ya V. IVASHINA Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Vladivostok, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject. The article considers the issues of migration attractiveness of territories for young people aged 15–19.
Objectives. We focus on a comprehensive study of factors of migration attractiveness of territories for young people between the ages of 15 and 19, development of a methodology to assess the migration attractiveness of regions for young people, and its testing in the subjects of the Russian Federation.
Methods. The study employs econometric models of panel data to select the most significant factors of migration attractiveness of territories, methods of statistical analysis and expert assessments to form composite indices.
Results. We highlight three groups of factors affecting the migration attractiveness of territories for young people, i.e. in the sphere of employment and economics, living environment and social conditions, and the educational sphere. Using the econometric modeling, in each group, we highlight the most significant ones that are used in the formation of composite indices. We also performed a comparative analysis of ratings of the subjects of the Russian Federation in terms of migration attractiveness of territories for young people aged 15 to 19. The ratings are calculated, using the developed methodology, and are based on the migration load coefficient.
Conclusions. The developed methodological approach can be used to create tools for assessing the migration attractiveness of territories for other age and gender categories of migrants, as well as to model migration behavior of young people.

Keywords: migration, youth, attractiveness, territory, assessment


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