Seismic Structure of Turkey: The Socioeconomic Effects of Earthquakes on Families

By Ayfer Aydıner Boylu and Günsel Terzioğlu.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Turkey is located at the Mediterranean-Alps-Himalayas earthquake intersection where 15% of the surface earthquakes occur. The majority (92%) of Turkish land is within an earthquake zone and the majority (98%) of the population lives under threat of earthquake. As a result almost every place in Turkey is at risk for earthquake. The severe earthquakes that occur from time to time cause more destruction and death in Turkey than in more developed countries and the statistics reflect this reality.

Among the negative effects of earthquakes on the family which is the most basic institution of social structure, are its effect on the routines of daily living and also economic, social and psychological effects. Because their homes were damaged or destroyed in earthquakes families are forced to live in crowded and uncomfortable places they are not used to.

Families’ problems include the loss of economic value of home, car and other possessions as a result of earthquakes, as well as problems meeting basic needs, such as food, clothing, heat, health and cleaning supplies. Families may also experience social losses as a result of this disaster. Having one or more family members die or be left handicapped as a result of an earthquake affects roles in families, the distribution of domestic responsibilities, authority, the families’ internal relationships and those in their social environment, and their tendency to participate in social lives. Earthquakes can also cause emotional and psychological problems that leave deep wounds in peoples’ lives. In the long term nightmares, depression, domestic violence, decrease in sexual desire and anxiety can be seen.

As a result of these negative effects earthquakes have a negative effect on families’ quality of life.

Keywords: Earthquake, Family, Socioeconomic Effects of Earthquakes

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.55-60. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 527.804KB).

Dr. Ayfer Aydıner Boylu

Academic, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Dr. Ayfer Aydıner Boylu Education/Professional Certification: Ph.D. (2007), Hacettepe University M.D. (2001), Hacettepe University B.S. (1998), Hacettepe University Areas of Expertise: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Economy, Economical Activities of Families, Family Quality of Life. Biography: Dr. Ayfer Aydıner Boylu continue her academic activities at Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences. Dr. Aydıner Boylu’s research interests include Economical Activities of Families, Family Quality of Life. She has published in a variety of social science journals, including Aile ve Toplum Dergisi, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Sosyolojik Araştırmalar e-dergi, Standart Dergisi, Kadefe. Some of her works title are; Poverty and Family, Principles of Saving and İnvestment, Economical Activities in Families, Utilization of the Consumer Loans by the Families, Social, Demographic and Economics Status of the Families Living in Kaleiçi, the Effect of the Communication Environment on Socialization as a Consumer. Her interests are; archeology, mythology, travelling.

Prof. Günsel Terzioğlu

Academic/Department Head, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Family and consumer Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Dr. Günsel R. Terzioğlu Department Head/Professor Family and Consumer Sciences Department Education/Professional Certification: Ph.D., Hacettepe University B.S., Ankara University Areas of Expertise: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Resource Management, Family Economy, Consumer Decisions, Family-Financial System. Biography: Dr. Günsel R. Terzioğlu is a Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences at Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Resource Management, Family Economy, Consumer Decisions, Family-Financial System. Dr. Terzioğlu’s research interests include Home Management Principles, Economical Activities of Families, Money Use and Purchases in Families, Saving and Investment Tendencies of Families, Family Budget, Family as a Consumer Unit. She has published in a variety of social science journals, including Journal of Consumer Studies and Home Economics, Aging and Mental Health, Aile ve Toplum Dergisi, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Sosyolojik Araştırmalar e-dergi, Verimlilik Dergisi, Yeni Tıp Dergisi.

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