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Отходничество в современной России

Отечественные записки. 2012. № 5 (50). С. 240-256.

Based on the findings of field surveys con­ducted in 2010-2012, the article centers on a special type of labor migration in Russia—otk-hodnichestvo (peasants' seasonal migratory work). The author compares present-day otkhodnich-estvo with the specific features of seasonal migra­tory work 100 years ago. Supposedly, more than 40 percent of Russian families participate in sea­sonal migratory work. In particular, the article fo­cuses on such questions as what forms does such work take today, which spheres of the country's economic life are particularly attractive for labor migrants, what specific features of the structure of consumption exist in the families of otkhodniki (peasant seasonal workers who traditionally leave the villages for temporary work in industry), and, finally, what possible social consequences otkhod­nichestvo, a phenomenon which is large-scale in Russia, may have.