Siberian Manpower: Implications for Energy Development,
DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH
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In view of Siberias increasing economic importance -- especially as a source of energy and raw materials -- the manpower situation there has taken on enormous significance. Labor is needed to man the construction brigades, develop the oil and gas fields, provide food, shelter and clothing for an expanding population and, in the most general sense, create a support system for the areas future stability and economic growth. This paper will explore the current demographic picture in Siberia, focusing primarily on the factors contributing to the regions natural population increase, as well as migration into and out of the area. This paper will also examine the various incentives and other measures employed by the regime in its effort to populate Siberia, and then identify and analyze the principal difficulties that have impeded this effort. Finally, this paper will offer some observations and predictions about the regions demographic and economic future.
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