Проблемы в статистике внутрироссийской миграции, порожденные изменением методики учета в 2011 г.
The statistics of long-term internal migration in 2011 underwent serious changes related to the inclusion of persons registered not only at their place of residence, but also at their place of stay for a period of 9 months or more. As a result of these changes, a migrant whose registration has expired is immediately considered to have returned to his place of origin. This reform of statistical accounting has led to a sharp increase in the number of registered migrants and to a change in the structural characteristics of migration flows. The article analyzes the consequences of the appearance of a new category - “returning after a temporary absence” - in the statistics of internal migration. The research also reveals the problems of assessing the extent of migration, its directions and the impact of migration on the population of certain territories of the country. In addition, it is proved that the existing methodology of statistical accounting distorts the structural characteristics of migration, especially at young ages.