6 episodes

2000 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe is a study by a team of researchers which is shedding new light on one of the most important issues of our time: migration. The study begins with 2000 Turkish men born between 1920 and 1945 from five distinct regions in Turkey. It tracks the journeys to nine European countries of 1600 of them, following not just their lives, but the lives of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren wherever they are in the world. Led by Dr Ayse Guveli at the University of Essex and funded by NORFACE, the study also follows the lives of some 400 hundred Turks who could have migrated but chose not to and compares their lives with those who left. In total the project has gathered information from some 50,000 participants. A major output of the research is an unprecedented data set, which will be made available to researchers around the world in 2016. It has already been used by the academics behind the project in a range of influential research which offers a new and illuminating perspective on migration.



The podcast series includes interviews with the academics behind the study, researchers using the data from the study to look at questions around migration and those interested in using the research in policy and practice.

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2000 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe is a study by a team of researchers which is shedding new light on one of the most important issues of our time: migration. The study begins with 2000 Turkish men born between 1920 and 1945 from five distinct regions in Turkey. It tracks the journeys to nine European countries of 1600 of them, following not just their lives, but the lives of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren wherever they are in the world. Led by Dr Ayse Guveli at the University of Essex and funded by NORFACE, the study also follows the lives of some 400 hundred Turks who could have migrated but chose not to and compares their lives with those who left. In total the project has gathered information from some 50,000 participants. A major output of the research is an unprecedented data set, which will be made available to researchers around the world in 2016. It has already been used by the academics behind the project in a range of influential research which offers a new and illuminating perspective on migration.



The podcast series includes interviews with the academics behind the study, researchers using the data from the study to look at questions around migration and those interested in using the research in policy and practice.

    2000 Families: Podcast 06 – gender equality

    2000 Families: Podcast 06 – gender equality

    In Episode 6 of our 2000 Families podcast, Dr Niels Spierings from the Radboud University in the Netherlands talks about what the study tell us about the participants’ attitudes towards gender equality. The interview is based on his chapter Gender Attitudes in the book Intergenerational consequences of migration: Socio-economic, family and cultural patterns of stability and change in Turkey and Europe. Photo […]

    • 9 min
    2000 Families: Podcast 05 – Marriage and family

    2000 Families: Podcast 05 – Marriage and family

    In Episode 5 of our 2000 Families podcast, Dr Helen Baykara-Krumme from the Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany talks about what the study tell us about getting married and having children. The interview is based on her chapters on Marriage and Fertility  in the book Intergenerational consequences of migration: Socio-economic, family and cultural patterns of stability and change in Turkey and Europe. Photo credit: UNFPA […]

    • 14 min
    2000 Families: Podcast 04 – Migration and return migration

    2000 Families: Podcast 04 – Migration and return migration

    In Episode 4 of our 2000 Families podcast, Professor Bernhard Nauck from the Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany talks about what the study tell us about migration patterns. The interview is based on his chapter Migration and Return Migration in the book Intergenerational consequences of migration: Socio-economic, family and cultural patterns of stability and change in Turkey and Europe. Photo credit: Audrey […]

    • 13 min
    2000 Families: Podcast 03 – Education

    2000 Families: Podcast 03 – Education

    In Episode 3 of our 2000 Families podcast, Dr Sait Bayraktar from the University of Essex talks about the educational achievements of the study’s participants. The interview is based on his chapter Education in the book Intergenerational consequences of migration: Socio-economic, family and cultural patterns of stability and change in Turkey and Europe. Photo credit: tayfun

    • 8 min
    2000 Families: Podcast 02 – Friends and social networks

    2000 Families: Podcast 02 – Friends and social networks

    In Episode 2 of our 2000 Families podcast, Professor Lucinda Platt from the London School of Economics and Political Science talks about how migration impacts on friendships and social networks. The interview is based on her chapter Friends and Social Networks in the book Intergenerational consequences of migration: Socio-economic, family and cultural patterns of stability and change in Turkey […]

    • 9 min
    2000 Families: Podcast 01- The Study

    2000 Families: Podcast 01- The Study

    The first research findings from our unprecedented and unique research study looking at the lives of 50,000 Turkish family members have been published in a fascinating new book. The book examines how Turkish migrants, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have benefited from moving to Europe by looking at a whole range of things from their education and work to […]

    • 16 min

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