The Impact of Internal Migration on the Maternal and Child Health Services Utilization in Turkey

Santas G., ERİGÜÇ G., ERYURT M. A.

SOCIAL WORK IN PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.34, no.6, pp.519-528, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19371918.2019.1635941
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.519-528
  • Keywords: Internal migration, maternal and child health services, prenatal care, giving birth at health care facilities, postnatal care, CARE SERVICES, INSTITUTIONAL DELIVERY, ANTENATAL CARE, DETERMINANTS, MIGRANTS, ACCESS, INDIA, CHINA
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to determine the effect of internal migration and various socio-demographic and socio-economic factors on maternal and child health services utilization in Turkey. In this context, prenatal care, giving birth at health-care facilities, and postnatal care have been examined. The data of Turkey Demographic and Health Survey were used in the study. The best conditions for maternal and child health services utilization were those who lived in urban, then, respectively, those who were rural to urban migrants, urban to rural migrants, and rural women. Rural people constituted the most disadvantaged group in terms of health-care utilization.