Employment of Return Migrants in Turkey: Evidence from the Labour Force Survey

Authors

  • Deniz Yetkin Aker Namık Kemal University
  • Ayhan Görmüş Namık Kemal University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v15i3.364

Keywords:

International migration, return migrants, Turkish Nationals, Turkish Labour Market and economic integration

Abstract

Based on Labour Force Survey data conducted by Turkish Statistical Institute, this study aims at discussing economic integration of return migrants in general and determining whether there are significant differences between return migrants and non-migrants in terms of the effects of demographic factors and work-status nominators on their employment. The study argues that the returnees face far more employment challenges compared to non-migrants. The results of the study suggest that holding a university or postgraduate degree facilitates the employment of returnees to a certain degree. However, lower levels of educational attainment, employment lacking social security and micro-sized establishments pose several challenges. 

Author Biographies

Deniz Yetkin Aker, Namık Kemal University

Deniz Yetkin Aker is a Dr. at the Department of Political Science and Public Administrations at Namık Kemal University, Tekirdağ, Turkey. Her research interests are Comparative Politics, International Migration and Policy, and Citizenship.

Contact: NKU Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (İİBF), Namık Kemal Mah. Kampüs Cd., No:1, 59030, Tekirdağ, Turkey.+90 532 130 5536 dyaker@nku.edu.tr

 

Ayhan Görmüş, Namık Kemal University

Ayhan Görmüş is an Associate Professor at the Department of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations at Namık Kemal University, Tekirdağ, Turkey. His research interests are Labour Economics, Industrial Relations, Labour Market Policies and Green Economy.

Contact: NKU Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (İİBF), Namık Kemal Mah. Kampüs Cd., No:1, 59030, Tekirdağ, Turkey. +90 505 629 86 37 agormus@nku.edu.tr

Published

2018-07-08

How to Cite

Yetkin Aker, D., & Görmüş, A. (2018). Employment of Return Migrants in Turkey: Evidence from the Labour Force Survey. Migration Letters, 15(3), 437-451. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v15i3.364

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Section

Case Studies