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Syrian Refugees in Turkey
A Demographic Profile and Linked Social Challenges

Edited By

Alanur Çavlin

ISBN 9780367501181
Published December 28, 2020 by Routledge
246 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.