Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken / Journal of World of Turks, Vol 7, No 3 (2015)

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The Impact of Economic Development on Regional Migration in Turkey

Mustafa METE, Hakkı ÖZBAŞ


Since its inception, Turkey has experienced several migration movements. It is a transit country that both have immigration and emigration structure. Although a wide variety of reasons for these migration movements, one of the reasons is economic development. For this reason, the main assumption of this study is that migration has effect on economic development. In the study the regional net migration data belongs to 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and also data obtained from SEGE-2011 published by Ministry of Development and annual data published by the Statistical Institute of Turkey were used. As a result of statistical analyzes it has been seen that economic development has an impact on the migration and migration has an impact on four item of expenditure (food and non-alcoholic beverages, housing and tenancy, restaurants and hotels, entertainment and culture).

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