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Completing the fertility transition: Third birth developments by language groups in Turkey

By Sutay Yavuz

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Date received:06 Jun 2006
Date published:24 Nov 2006
Word count:7442
Keywords:birth risk, culture, demographic transition, fertility transition, Kurdish, marriage, third birth, Turkey, Turkish
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2006.15.15
 

Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to examine third birth dynamics by mother tongue group in Turkey, a country that has reached the advanced stage of its fertility transition. Third-birth intensities of Turkish speaking mothers are lower than Kurdish speaking mothers and the decline in fertility started much later for the latter group. Kurdish speaking women who cannot read and who live in more customary marriages have the highest third birth risk. We demonstrate that to understand contemporary fertility change in Turkey, it is necessary to consider a combination of individual socio-economic and cultural factors.

Author's Affiliation

Sutay Yavuz - , Germany [Email]

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