Sagynbek Makyev (PhD Reading)
MODERN SITUATION OF LABOR MIGRATION IN KYRGYZSTAN.
Throughout the human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual's will to overcome the hardship and achieve a better life. Today, as a result of globalization and advances in communications and transportation, the number of people willing and able to move to other places has greatly increased.
The recent years the Kyrgyz Republic, as we all know, has also become an active participant of the international migration processes and by scopes it is more pertinent to the States of the exodus. Currently, according to our estimates, outside the Kyrgyz Republic, more than half a million of Kyrgyz citizens perform their temporary labor activities.
There is every a reason to believe that the external labor migration has affected almost every second family in Kyrgyzstan.
Modern labor migration of Kyrgyzstan's population is peformed largely in a spontaneous, informal and illegal way. It looks like uncontrolled, veiled phenomenon. Currently the whole network structures of cooperation in export and import of labour force have been formed. There, in recent decades, the unconventional sector of economic activity has been developing, comparable in revenue with 1/3 of GDP, but that is outside of the government's sphere and that is partially available to monitoring.