Explanation on Call for Research Papers Activity of Increasing Women's Access to Economic Opportunities Project

February 13, 2014

"Increasing Women's Access to Economic Opportunities" project has been launched by the Ministry of Family and Social Affairs (General Directorate on the Status of Women-KSGM) and the World Bank with funding provided by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to ensure women's access to economic opportunities in Turkey and increasing their access to more and better employment opportunities. The selection process of the research projects to be supported to strengthen the evidence base needed for designing policies by compiling data and information was completed.

Researchers and research topics to be supported are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Head Researcher


Assoc. Prof. Betül Altuntaş

Women Employment in Care for Disabled: Policy Recommendations

Development Analytics

Estimating the economic Value of Unpaid Elderly and Child Care by Turkish Women

Innovative Solutions Center (İnovatif Çözümler Merkezi)

Impact Evaluation of Incentives for Employment (insurance premium)

Business Women Entrepreneurs and Enhancement Association -ANGIKAD

The Evaluation of Gender in Work Life in terms of Employer's Tendency and Expectations 

Assoc. Prof. Gülen Özdemir

A Thrace Region Research: Women's Perspectives about Alternative Income  Opportunities in Agricultural Enterprises and the Determination of their Status of Association

Women and Democracy Association –KADEM (Kadın ve Demokrasi Derneği)

The Problems Women Working in Service Sector Face and the Barriers to their  Promotion

Assoc. Prof. Kezban Çelik

Investigation of the Working and Life Conditions of Seasonal Agricultural Women Workers

Prof. Meral Uysal

The Effects of Vocational Education on Increasing Women Employment

Dr. Nihan Akyelken

Gendered Spatial Division of Labor and Commuting Patterns in Organized Industrial Zones in Turkey: The cases of Afyonkarahisar and Şanlıurfa

Prof. Nurcan Özkaplan

Work Life of the Women Sales Assistants Working in Shopping Malls:  Occupational Perceptions and Career Aspirations

POI Research

Women's Employment and Working Conditions in Call Centers

Assoc. Prof. Saniye Dedeoğlu

New capitalism and Women's Labor Force in Turkey:  Supply-Demand Analysis

Prof. Sibel Kalaycıoğlu


The Different Actors and Dimensions of Unregistered Women Labor Force in Care Giving Sector

Assist. Prof. Şerif Baldıran

Women's Capability to Find a Job after Graduating from a Vocational School and the Continuity of their Employment 

The support budget was increased by 50% as there were 14 satisfactory research proposals. In this respect, the overall budget for this activity is expected to be $ 450,000. Research proposals were divided into three groups in accordance with their overall duration.

Successfully completed researches will be shared with the public starting from September 2015.