(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1985)

Document title

Northern settlement family-style: labor planing and population policy in Noril'sk

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOND A. R. ;


Without adequate housing and services, serious problems arise in holding labor resources in one location for any length of time. This is true particularly in Noril'sk, a mining-metallurgical center in northern Siberia. Forced labor, used initially to meet city manpower needs, has since been augmented by wage increments designed to recruit and maintain a largely voluntary labor force. Continued high labor turnover during the 1960s, however, compelled planners to accelerate improvements in housing and services. Such improvements promoted labor retention and, in a perverse way, overpopulation. Recent policies advocate productivity-enriching technologies not requiring increments in the labor force. (This is the latest in a series of articles on Noril'sk| others appeared in Soviet Geography, February, March, May and November 1984).

Classification code(s)

531-326 :



Article of periodic

published at : Soviet geography. Review and translations New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1985, vol. 26, no1 [pp. 26-47]

Bibliographic references : 52 réf.



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