Lifetime migration from Turkish birth histories

Elwood Carlson, Florida State University

Considering residence at the time of each birth for Turkish women increases lifetime moves by 43 percent over a baseline comparing only residence in childhood and at survey, both by capturing multiple moves for some women and by revealing interim moves for women who were interviewed in the same provinces where they had lived in childhood. Reduced-form and full-form models exhibit very similar effects for important determinants of the risk of migration, including educational attainment of women and their husbands as well as salience of kin influence in couples’ marriages (as measured by consanguine marriage and payment of bride-price).

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Presented in Session 60: Internal migration (2)