Consanguineous marriage in Turkish families

Consanguineous Marriage in Turkish Families in Turkey and in Western Europe is research looking at the prevalence and development of marriages between family relations (second cousin or closer) among Turkish migrants and non migrants.

2000 Families co-researcher Helen Baykara-Krumme used the data to look at so-called ‘kin marriage’ across the three generations of the study’s participants.

The research showed a decline in ‘kin marriage’ among both migrants and non migrants across generations and time, although there was a higher prevalence of it among migrants.