Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2017 | 90 | 88-100
Article title

Children of female immigrants in Turkey: numerical analysis of data

Title variants
Languages of publication
This article presents the results of research on female immigration into Turkey conducted in the 2014-2015 academic year in Istanbul, Antalya and Izmir, funded by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). Data presented in the article was collected in Turkey using field research, surveys and semi-structured interviews among female immigrants from the countries of the former USSR. This research is a pioneering study on female immigration into Turkey and this paper is a continuation of the book on female immigration “Women from North move to South: Contemporary migration from the Former Soviet Union countries to Turkey” that was published by Transnational Press London Ltd. in London, UK, in December 2016. Female immigrants from countries of the former USSR come to Turkey for various reasons; to study, to marry, to work; all seeking a better future and new prospects. The majority of female immigrants have children and this paper gives a numerical analysis of the data received from female immigrants from countries of the former USSR in Turkey. The data concerning their children was collected during this research. The sample consisted of more than 400 female immigrants from countries of the former USSR. The data has been analyzed by age, gender, religion, the percentage of children born in Turkey and the different relationships existing between female immigrant mothers and their children.
Physical description
  • Department of Finance and Industrial Economics, Polotsk State University, Novopolotsk, Republic of Belarus
  • [1] C. Dustmann. Return Migration, Investment in Children, and Intergenerational Mobility: Comparing Sons of Foreign and Native-Born Fathers (IZA Discussion Paper no 3080, September 2007).
  • [2] O. Koshulko, G. Onkal. Issues in countries of the former Soviet Union as the driving force for female migration to Turkey. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 56, pp. 120-126. Online: 2015-07-17. SciPress Ltd., Bach, Switzerland, doi:10.18052/
  • [3] O. Koshulko. Exploring of the Human Capital Depreciation of Ukrainian Labor Migrants Abroad: Results of a Survey, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 2015, Vol. 64, pp. 66-72, Nov., SciPress Ltd., Bach, Switzerland, doi: 10.18052/
  • [4] O. Koshulko. The “Value of Life and Labor” of Ukrainian Migrants Abroad, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 59, pp. 1-8, Sep. 2015. SciPress Ltd., Bach, Switzerland, doi:10.18052/
  • [5] N.S. Landale, K.J.A. Thomas, J.V. Hook. The Living Arrangements of Children of Immigrants. Future Child. 2011, Spring. 21(1). pp. 43-70. Received from
  • [6] N. Piper, A. French. Do Women Benefit from Migration? An Editorial Introduction. Special issue Female Migration Outcomes: Human Rights Perspectives. Diversities Vol. 13, No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-3.
  • [7] Portes, A. Rivas. The Adaptation of Migrant Children. The Future of Children. Vol. 21 (1), spring 2011, pp. 219-246. Received from
  • [8] I. Sirkeci, J.H. Cohen. Cultures of migration and conflict in contemporary human mobility in Turkey. European Review, Volume 24 Issue 03, 2016, pp. 381-396.
  • [9] I. Sirkeci, J.H. Cohen, N. Can. Internal migration of the foreign born or internal migration of immigrants in Turkey. Journal of Sociological Research, 2009, 12(2).
  • [10] I. Sirkeci. Transnational mobility and conflict. Migration Letters, 2009. Vol. 6(1). pp. 3-14. Received from
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.