ISSN 1829-4618


By: Mihran Galstyan,

Publishing house of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan, 2023, 388 p.

Based on a broad comparative analysis of the pre-Soviet, Soviet and post-Soviet periods, the book highlights the ethno-cultural and social consequences of labor migration of the Armenian population at the individual, family and society levels. The causes of labor migration, the socio-professional composition of migrants, the importance of kinship ties in the formation of these groups, the role of network migration in the preferred destinations of departure, the influence of inter-ethnic contacts on the identity, cultural and linguistic behavior of migrants are comprehensively analyzed. Migrants, moving from one system of social relations and institutions to another, a new socio-cultural environment, also export a number of elements of their national culture. The book analyzes in detail the impact of labor migration on the change of the modern family model and ethno-demographic processes. The work may be of interest to public and humanitarian specialists dealing with migration issues, state policymakers and a wide range of readers.