Southwest as the new internal migration destination in Turkey

Joint Authors

Akarca, Ali T.
Tansel, Aysit

Source

Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series

Issue

Vol. 2016, Issue 979-1073 (31 Dec. 2016), pp.1-18, 18 p.

Publisher

Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries Iran and Turkey

Publication Date

2016-12-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

18

Main Topic

Marketing

Abstract EN

Antalya and Muğla provinces located in southwestern Turkey have emerged as new magnets for internal migration in the country.

Socio-economic, demographic and labor market characteristics of immigrants coming to these two provinces from various regions are studied to uncover the reasons fueling their moves.

This is accomplished through an analysis of descriptive statistics, and an analysis of a gravity model estimated.

Differences and similarities between immigrants coming to these two provinces and those going to other migrant magnets, between immigrants and natives in Antalya and Muğla, and among immigrants coming to the two provinces from various origins are noted.

What distinguishes Antalya and Muğla from other migrant-drawing provinces is that they attract some retirees and university students as well and their immigrants participating in the labor force are attracted mainly by jobs created in the sectors related to tourism, either directly or indirectly, rather than industry.

Immigrants from different origins exhibit different characteristics and tend to specialize in different types of jobs.

However, as other migrant flows, those directed at Antalya and Muğla are affected by distance adversely and by unemployment differential, past migration and population size at origin, favorably.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Akarca, Ali T.& Tansel, Aysit. 2016. Southwest as the new internal migration destination in Turkey. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series،Vol. 2016, no. 979-1073, pp.1-18.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-689023

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Akarca, Ali T.& Tansel, Aysit. Southwest as the new internal migration destination in Turkey. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series No. 979-1073 (Dec. 2016), pp.1-18.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-689023

American Medical Association (AMA)

Akarca, Ali T.& Tansel, Aysit. Southwest as the new internal migration destination in Turkey. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series. 2016. Vol. 2016, no. 979-1073, pp.1-18.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-689023

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendices : p. 12-18

Record ID

BIM-689023