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Migration: Labor and Remittances: Turkey
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Rural-to-urban labor migration has been a major phenomenon in Turkey in the past half century. The first three population censuses of the Turkish Republic in 1927, 1940, and 1950 show a steady ratio of the rural population at three-quarters of the total population; from then onwards there is a rapid decrease in the ratio of the rural population down to only one-third of the total population according to the 2000 census. Mechanization of agriculture paralleled by a rapid industrialization process…

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İlkkaracan, İpek, “Migration: Labor and Remittances: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0266d>
First published online: 2009

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