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Brain Drain and Gender Inequality in Turkey


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Adem Yavuz Elveren
    Pages 1-6
  3. Adem Yavuz Elveren
    Pages 7-22
  4. Adem Yavuz Elveren
    Pages 23-62
  5. Adem Yavuz Elveren
    Pages 63-108
  6. Adem Yavuz Elveren
    Pages 131-135
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 137-171

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the brain drain from Turkey, with particular focus on its gender dimension. The author presents a review of brain drain literature, as well as analyzing the brain drain from Turkey using original survey data. Presenting an account of state changes in Turkey, and using a range of empirical methods, the book argues that women have a higher tendency not to return to the country due to increasing gender inequality, borne out of a shift towards a more authoritarian regime over the last decade. 

Brain Drain and Gender Inequality in Turkey will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including migration studies, social policy, and gender studies.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fitchburg State UniversityFitchburg, MAUSA

About the authors

Adem Yavuz Elveren is Assistant Professor at Fitchburg State University, USA. He researches on gender and social security and the effect of military spending on the economy. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Brain Drain and Gender Inequality in Turkey
  • Authors Adem Yavuz Elveren
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-90859-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08118-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-90860-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 171
  • Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender Studies
    Social Structure, Social Inequality
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