Education and Health Externalities of Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Threats and Opportunities

Erdoğdu M. M.

La Revista Información Comercial Española, ss.29-42, 2018 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: La Revista Información Comercial Española
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.29-42


It is a sad fact that violent military conflicts and human rights abuses have still taken place in our age. Such events have a deep impact not only on the communities in which they are originated but also on many other communities. One of the most important consequences of violent military conflicts and human rights abuses is refugee flight. As a result of the civil war that started in Syria in 2011, Turkey has received a huge influx of refugees. Currently, Turkey has been hosting more than 3 million Syrian refugees. These refugees bring not only some opportunities but also many problems with them. This study focuses on emerging health and education issues of the Syrian refugees in Turkey along with the externalities of health and education expenditures that Turkey allocates for refugees from its own budget. Key words: refugees, education rights, health and inequality, government policy.

JEL classification: F22, I1, I28, J24