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Women and Internal Migration in Turkey in the 1990s

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Women and Internal Migration in Turkey in the 1990s (1999, Turkish)

Internal migration has rarely been discussed from a gender perspective. The literature on internal migration in Turkey has mostly addressed women’s experiences of migration within the conceptual framework of the “family”, “workforce” or “health” in “rural-urban migration” studies carried out from the 1980s onwards and especially in the 1990s, while literature on forced migration has remained completely blind to gender. This article aims to shed light on the experiences of women migrating in Turkey in the 1990s. The data supporting the arguments made is from a broader field survey on the “Women’s Condition in Turkey” conducted by the Women for Women’s Human Rights team in 1996-97. The sampling method used is multistage, stratified cluster sampling, with women aged 15 to 64 as the unit of observation.

Pınar İlkkaracan, İpek İlkkaracan
Bilanço 98: 75 Yılda Köylerden Şehirlere (Tally 98: From Villages to Cities in 75 Years), p. 305-324
Tarih Vakfı (History Foundation)
Istanbul, 1999