Journal of fundamental and applied researches

О роли фронтира в социальной мобильности российской молодежи (на примере астраханской области)

2012. №4, pp. 270-274

Mantserova Olga V. - post-graduate student, Astrakhan State University, 414056, Russia, Astrakhan, 20a Tatishchev St.,

The scientific term “frontier” gained a wider interpretation as an area, providing new opportunities, where physical mobility is only the manifestation of social mobility. The article is devoted to the role of frontier in the choosing of migration direction by young people of the Astrakhan Region. It is found out that European and southern frontiers of the Russian Federation as well as European, southern and eastern frontiers of the Astrakhan Region play their own roles in the social mobility. The eastern and southern frontiers represent the opportunity to take part in the international touristic mobility, and young people choose European frontier to enhance their life opportunities and perspectives, gain access to modern systems of social services, especially, full and as young people say qualitative education and search for high-paid job.

Key words: Frontier,Astrakhan region,social mobility,young people,migration,European Frontier,Eastern Frontier,Southern Frontier.