THE REFLECTION OF LABOUR MIGRATION FROM TURKEY TO WESTERN EUROPE TO SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES


ŞAHİN KÜTÜK B.

ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES-SOSYOLOJI KONFERANSLARI, no.52, pp.609-654, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 52
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.18368/iu/sk.19012
  • Title of Journal : ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES-SOSYOLOJI KONFERANSLARI
  • Page Numbers: pp.609-654

Abstract

This study examined the sociological effects of labor migration from Turkey to Western Europe. Sending workers abroad with the purpose of country development, and its' social effects, have been examined through five periods from 1950s to the present: (1) the migration of individuals, firm & institutional migrations and bilateral agreements, (2) family reunification, (3) return policies, (4) dual citizenship and its' discussions (5) integration and return to the policy of assimilation. Labor migration from Turkey to Western European countries, has led to changes in different areas at different times. These changes took place both in Western European countries where they live and Turkey where they left well behind. Some of the major changes occurred in family, educational and economical institutions.