1st Edition

Syrian Refugees in Turkey A Demographic Profile and Linked Social Challenges

Edited By Alanur Çavlin Copyright 2021
    246 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    246 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines the changing demographic situation of Syrian refugees

    and the host community in Turkey, one of the major refugee hosting countries

    in the world, relying on a recent representative dataset.

    Conflicts and the resulting unrest force people to flee their countries and

    take refuge in foreign lands. Such refugee movements across the world have

    increased significantly in recent times. Turkey accounts for the greatest refugee

    population in the world today. This has drastically impacted the Turkish

    demographics, leading to different demographic situations in refugee

    communities in the country. This book presents an in-depth research on

    the impact of forced displacement on the demographic behaviour of Syrian

    refugees in Turkey in general, and more specifically the way transformed

    family structures, unregistered children, fertility behaviours and early

    marriages impacted their lives. The book also contributes to the existing

    knowledge and discourse on refugee integration by shedding light on their

    experiences related to access to labour market opportunities and education

    opportunities, wellbeing and mobility. It also helps in linking demography

    of Syrian community to the socio-economic challenges in Turkey by means

    of incorporating crucial demographic variables into the analysis.

    Offering valuable insights into various dimensions of life, this book has

    an interdisciplinary appeal and will thus be a key resource for academics

    and scholars of demography, refugee studies, migration studies and sociology.

    It will also be a valuable and unique reference work for people in

    governments, international agencies and non-governmental organizations.

    1. Introduction

    Alanur Çavlin

    Part 1: Demographic Structure

    2. Citizenship, De Facto Statelessness, and Birth Registration of Syrian Migrants in Turkey

    Alanur Çavlin and Faruk Keskin

    3.The Impact of Conflict-Induced Migration on Family Structure of Syrian Refugees in Turkey: A Comparative Analysis of Pre-Conflict and Post-Conflict Periods, 2006-2018

    İsmet Koç and Melike Saraç

    Part 2: Women and Child Health

    4. Timing of Reproductive Events Among Host Community and Syrian Refugee Women in Turkey: An Event History Analysis from Menarche to Menopause

    Melike Saraç and İsmet Koç

    5. Child, Early and Forced Marriages Among Syrian Migrant Women in Turkey

    İlknur Yüksel-Kaptanoğlu and Cansu Dayan

    6. Fertility Behavior of Syrian Women in Turkey: The Crosscut of Intention and Regulation

    Pelin Çağatay, Faruk Keskin and Banu Ergöçmen

    Part 3: Integration and Inclusion

    7. Syrian Children in Focus: Early School Leaving and Integration into the Turkish Education System

    Mehmet Ali Eryurt

    8. Syrians In Labor: A Matter of Integration Through Informality

    Ayşe Abbasoğlu Özgören and Hilal Arslan

    9. Objective and Subjective Well-being Profiles of Syrian Migrants

    Hilal Arslan and Alanur Çavlin

    10. Internal Movement of Syrian Refugees in Turkey

    Ceren Topgül and Tuğba Adalı

    Part 4: Future Implications

    11. Projections for the Syrian Population in Turkey

    Tuğba Adalı, Ahmet Sinan Türkyılmaz and Zehra Yayla Enfiyeci

    12. The Early Childhood Development of Syrian Children in Turkey

    Banu Ergöçmen and Zehra Yayla Enfiyeci

    13. Conclusion

    Alanur Çavlin


    Alanur Çavlin is faculty member of the Institute of Population Studies at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Her research interests are registration systems, surveillance, demography of ethnicity, abortion and child abuse. She is the project director of 2018 Turkey Demographic and Health Survey.