Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 107–111 | Cite as

Marriage and migratory characteristics of the urban population of Karachay-Cherkessia (End of the 20th century)

  • G. I. El’chinovaEmail author
  • R. A. Zinchenko
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As part of systematic research carried out by the Laboratory of Genetic Epidemiology of the Research Center for Medical Genetics, the marriage and migratory structure of the urban population of Karachay-Cherkessia was studied. Numerical estimates of the population-genetic parameters were obtained from 11346 marriage records for 1990–2000. The endogamy, ethnic assortativeness, miscegenation and local inbreeding intensities, and mean-square migration for the four cities Cherkessk, Karachayevsk, UstDzheguta, and Teberda were estimated. It is shown that the autochthonic urban population is highly miscegenated, despite the traditional preference for monoethnic marriages. Half of the Russian urban population is migrant; the autochthonic urban population is substantially formed of Karachay-Cherkessia natives of.


Karachay-Cherkessia endogamy local inbreeding ethnic assortativeness urban population 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for Medical GeneticsRussian Academy of Medical SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Pirogov Russian National Research Medical UniversityMoscowRussia

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