AN ANALYSIS OF LABOR MARKET INTEGRATION POLICIES RELATED TO SYRIANS UNDER TEMPORARY PROTECTION IN TURKEY

2022-3-08
Bayramoğlu, Nizamettin Kağan
This study aims to analyse labour market integration policies related to Syrians under temporary protection (SuTP) in Turkey, to identify the problems of integration, and to evaluate the extent to which integration is achieved in line with Kuhlman’s model for the economic integration of refugees in developing countries. According to this well-accepted model, integration should be evaluated by the following criteria: A participation level in the economy that enables an income level for refugees to have living standard that is acceptable for their culture; Having access to the services and goods that local citizens have. ; Labour market effects of the refugees on the host community should be balanced and the situation in the local labour market should not be deteriorated for the host society. In this respect, the study investigates the integration policy instruments that are being implemented including the cooperation scheme built between European Union and Turkey, to what degree these policies are effective according to Kuhlman’s integration model, given the effects that the current setting in the Turkish labour market have on the integration policies and the impact of Syrian immigrant influx on Turkish labour market. The study finds that there are significant constraints regarding the labour market integration of SuTP in Turkey; due to the flexible labour market structure that exists because of neoliberal economy policies, high levels of informal employment and less unionized labour in Turkish labour market, integration policy scheme and practices of limited burden sharing support by the international community.

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Citation Formats
N. K. Bayramoğlu, “AN ANALYSIS OF LABOR MARKET INTEGRATION POLICIES RELATED TO SYRIANS UNDER TEMPORARY PROTECTION IN TURKEY,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.