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Title:Russian Cities in Transition : The Impact of Market Forces in the 1990s PDF Logo
Authors:Stuart, Robert C.
Gang, Ira N.
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1151
Abstract:This paper analyses Russian city growth during the command and transition eras. Our main focus is on understanding the extent to which market forces are replacing command forces, and the resulting changes in Russian city growth patterns. We examine net migration rates for a sample of 171 medium and large cities for the period 1960 through 2002. We conclude that while the declining net migration rate was reversed during the first half of the 1990s, restrictions continued to matter during the early years of transition in the sense that net migration rates were lower in the restricted than in the unrestricted cities. This pattern seemingly came to an end in the late 1990s.
Subjects:cities
city growth
migration
Russia
urbanization
JEL:J6
R23
P20
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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