Rural-urban migration and unemployment: evidence from Turkey

Güleç, Mukaddes Başak
The primary aim of this study is to explore the connection between rural - urban migration and unemployment in Turkey and examine whether this internal migration has an effect on increasing the unemployment rates. By using Two Stage Least Squares (2SLS) panel data techniques and fully identifying these very concepts: migration from rural areas to urban areas, unemployment and internal migrations effects on the unemployment, an attention will be taken to the (negative) impact of internal migration on unemployment in Turkey.


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Citation Formats
M. B. Güleç, “Rural-urban migration and unemployment: evidence from Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.