Asylgul Kanatbekova is a bachelor of the program “Management of State Property” (2017, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan) and a Master of the program “Population and Development” (2020, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia). She is an intern at the Institute for Migration Policy (Berlin, Germany).
Asylgul is currently working on a Master's thesis on the topic “The Impact of Migration on the Development of Children Left by Migrant Parents, at the Example of Kyrgyzstan”.
Migration in today's world is a complex phenomenon that can have both positive and negative impact: a smart and flexible migration policy can help countries strengthen their social, economic and political ties and open up new sources of capital and investment. In contrast, an irrational and excessively restrictive migration policy can cause imbalances in the labour market and income inequalities between immigrants and local residents, potentially leading to high levels of social tension.