The Positive Impact of Rural Migration

  • Ertuğrul Güreşci


Rural migration, which has commenced in Europe in the late 1700s, can be defined as the social movement that has occurred in parallel with the Industrial Revolution. The urbanization of the population in rural areas arising from various economic and social causes is also accepted as a result of economic and social changes and developments. It is also a known fact the cited developments and changes have been considered to be a problem for the country and various measures have been taken with an eye to solve the foregoing issue. Basing on such an approach, it is concluded that rural migration has consistently a negative impact. However, it should also be considered that it is necessary to evaluate rural migration as an expected consequence of the economic development process of a country and the necessity of turning this situation into opportunity must also be considered. This study, which has been conducted through basing on this point, aims to bring to the forefront the fact that rural migration, as well as being a problem, also creates some positive results. It is expected also that the aim for bringing this fact to the forefront is expected to be helpful in revealing the requirement that migration from rural areas should also be discussed with the positive aspects thereof.
May 1, 2014
How to Cite
GÜREŞCI, Ertuğrul. The Positive Impact of Rural Migration. European Journal of Social Science Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 166-168, may 2014. ISSN 2312-8429. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 oct. 2019. doi: