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Understanding the benefits of migration: Multigenerational transmission, gender and educational outcomes of Turks in Europe

Bayrakdar, Sait and Guveli, Ayse (2021) 'Understanding the benefits of migration: Multigenerational transmission, gender and educational outcomes of Turks in Europe.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Online (13). pp. 1-22. ISSN 0047-9586

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Research commonly compares the educational outcomes of migrants and the second generation to their native peers in destination countries, often finding the former groups lagging behind in education. Their outcomes are rarely compared to their non-migrant peers in the origin countries. Using the dissimilation from origins perspective, we ask whether Turkish-origin men and women in Europe benefit from migration by comparing their educational outcomes to non-migrants in Turkey. At the same time, we comparatively examine the intergenerational transmission of education to determine to what extent individuals capitalise on their parents and grandparents’ resources. Analysing the novel 2000 Families data, we show that migrants and their descendants in Europe obtain higher education than their non-migrant peers in Turkey. While both men and women experience educational benefits from migration, women’s gains are higher. Another salient finding is that Turkish-origin parents in Europe are less able to pass on their socioeconomic resources to their children than their counterparts in Turkey. Overall, the findings corroborate the theory of the dissimilation of Turkish-origin Europeans from their Turkish peers in educational attainment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational outcomes; international migration; gender; intergenerational transmission; dissimilation
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2020 16:04
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:10

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