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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Kazakhstan's new law on pensions, which raises the retirement age, may prompt another stream of emigration, the Kazakh Gazeta.kz web newspaper has suggested. The paper points out that previous waves of emigration from the country were mainly due to the unstable social and political situation. The following is the text of the report entitled "Migration in Kazakhstan: who will stay?" by Oleg Sidorov published on 14 September; subheads inserted editorially;
Such an imperceptible process as migration of population has not attracted the public's attention in recent years. It should be noted that this process has some specifics in Kazakhstan.
These specifics are the socio-political situation in Kazakhstan and in the region [Central Asia], the economic situation in the country [Kazakhstan] and the fact that migration is a seasonal process. The impact of migration on the population and its structure has been weakening over the past few years. Internal migration in Central Asian countries, like external migration, have sharply slowed down.
This was possible only due to a decrease in the …