Migration and COVID-19: Challenges and Policy Responses in Kyrgyzstan

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Migration and COVID-19 : Challenges and Policy Responses in Kyrgyzstan. / Kuznetsova, Irina; Mogilevskii, Roman ; Murzakulova, Asel; Abdoulbaetova, Aigoul ; Wolters, Alexander ; Round, John.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CENTRAL ASIA: Crisis Management, Economic Impact, and Social Transformations. ed. / Marlene Laruelle ; Bakhrom Radjabov. Central Asia Program, The George Washington University, 2021. p. 149-158.

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Harvard

Kuznetsova, I, Mogilevskii, R, Murzakulova, A, Abdoulbaetova, A, Wolters, A & Round, J 2021, Migration and COVID-19: Challenges and Policy Responses in Kyrgyzstan. in M Laruelle & B Radjabov (eds), COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CENTRAL ASIA: Crisis Management, Economic Impact, and Social Transformations. Central Asia Program, The George Washington University, pp. 149-158. <https://www.centralasiaprogram.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Laruelle-ed-Covid-and-Central-Asia-2021-Final-1.pdf>

APA

Kuznetsova, I., Mogilevskii, R., Murzakulova, A., Abdoulbaetova, A., Wolters, A., & Round, J. (2021). Migration and COVID-19: Challenges and Policy Responses in Kyrgyzstan. In M. Laruelle , & B. Radjabov (Eds.), COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CENTRAL ASIA: Crisis Management, Economic Impact, and Social Transformations (pp. 149-158). Central Asia Program, The George Washington University. https://www.centralasiaprogram.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Laruelle-ed-Covid-and-Central-Asia-2021-Final-1.pdf

Vancouver

Kuznetsova I, Mogilevskii R, Murzakulova A, Abdoulbaetova A, Wolters A, Round J. Migration and COVID-19: Challenges and Policy Responses in Kyrgyzstan. In Laruelle M, Radjabov B, editors, COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CENTRAL ASIA: Crisis Management, Economic Impact, and Social Transformations. Central Asia Program, The George Washington University. 2021. p. 149-158

Author

Kuznetsova, Irina ; Mogilevskii, Roman ; Murzakulova, Asel ; Abdoulbaetova, Aigoul ; Wolters, Alexander ; Round, John. / Migration and COVID-19 : Challenges and Policy Responses in Kyrgyzstan. COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CENTRAL ASIA: Crisis Management, Economic Impact, and Social Transformations. editor / Marlene Laruelle ; Bakhrom Radjabov. Central Asia Program, The George Washington University, 2021. pp. 149-158

Bibtex

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