FEMALE MARRIAGE MIGRATION IN TURKEY
ABSTRACT: Family life course transitions are the events that trigger migration or residential mobility behavior. In this context, marriage is a life event that requires at least one of the spouses to move to another place. Owing to the patriarchal cultural norms in Turkey, marriage migration of women is realized by moving of women into men's area of settlement. According to census data, 15.9% of inter-provincial female migration in Turkey recorded in 1995-2000 resulted from marriage. To a large extent, the marriage migration is gender specific. The proportion of the male involved in marriage migration to the female involved in marriage migration is 1/16. Marriage out-migration of women is recorded at high levels especially in West and East Black Sea Regions and Central Anatolia Region. Istanbul and some cities in East-Marmara, partially Central-East Anatolia and South-East Anatolia Regions are the cities which receive high level of marriage migration concentrated.
FEMALE MARRIAGE MIGRATION, LIFE COURSE, LIFE CYCLE, INTERNAL MIGRATION, TURKEY,