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Движение ради продвижения

Отечественные записки. 2012. № 5 (50). С. 84-94.

One of the main features of social mobility in Russia is its exceedingly strong link to territoriality. The set of social positions is so different at various points of the country that an individual who was not lucky enough to be born in a major city is prac­tically unable to realize his or her ambitions (pro­vided he or she has them), having not moved in space. As a result, young people are washed away from villages and small towns. In a new place, how­ever, attractive positions, as a rule, are not vacant, and so people still find themselves on the lowest rung of the social ladder. In a sense, when leaving the social lower depths, they take them along to a new place.