Emigration from Kazakhstan The migration issue is extremely acute for the Republic of Kazakhstan. Every year, the number of outflow from the country is 2 or 3 times greater than the inflow. During 2 previous years (2016 and 2017) the outflow was more than 21,000 people each year, with around 14,000 people coming and 35,000 people leaving. Moreover, the pace is only growing - according to the Ranking portal, the worse indicators were only during the crisis of 2008- 2010 (Ivanov, 2017). It might seem that the major reason of such a significant outflow is probably the youth's eagerness to study abroad and stay there afterwards. However, according to the statistics, the majority of emigrated people is young families with children (Dubovaya, 2018). In other words, the largest outflow of citizens of Kazakhstan over the past 2 years is not related to studying. This raises the question: Why then so many people leave Kazakhstan? According to Bolat Sultanov, Kazakhstani political scientist, people mainly leave the country due to socio-economic reasons. "People do not leave if everything is good in the country",
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- Spring '16
- Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev