9th Conference European Sociological Association

RS04 Europe and Immigration

2009-09-03 13:30:00 2009-09-03 15:00:00 Thursday, 3 September 13:30 - 15:00 Emerging Migration Patterns: Intra-European and Intra-National Migration Building I, 1E9

A Comparison of Internal Mobility of Immigrants and Natives in Turkey

In this paper, we are analysing the 2000 Turkish Census data in order to investigate internal migration patterns of the foreign-born in comparison to the native born population. Cumulative causation model suggests that earlier migration experiences have an impact on further international migration propensity. In this paper we attempt to look at a later stage in international migration to see how internal migration moves of immigrants are shaped following their international migration experience. Expecting a higher level of mobility compared to the native born internal migration movements, the culture of migration model is discussed with this particular perspective. The most recent Turkish Census (2000) data offer variables at individual and household levels. We have enriched the set by integrating socioeconomic development level scores at community level to control some of the environmental/contextual effects. Multinomial logistic regression models are used in the analysis while also population descriptions are presented in tables and graphs. This study stands as a pioneering analysis of foreign born - mostly European - immigration and internal migration in Turkey. It is the first ever analysis as such and also providing an overall picture of immigration in Turkey as identified through official statistics.