İstanbul Şehir University

Workshop on Social Policies

Social Policies: Institutions and Individuals 

December 24, 2016

Deadline for Abstracts: December 2, 2016 

The aim of this workshop is to discuss new approaches in social policies and welfare state studies using new conceptualization and the state of the art statistical techniques. The workshop focuses on the roles of four main institutions—namely the state, the family, the market, and local actors in the distribution of welfare shaped by the intersections of age, class, gender, and race relations in Turkey as well as Europe. The workshop will cover the following topics: family, social care and social services, children and adolescents, inequality and social exclusion, immigration and social policy, employment, women, public reforms, globalization and its risks, intergenerational transfers, welfare states and typologies, health care system, social policy and welfare institutions, ageing, poverty. There is no participation fee for the workshop. A short summary of the paper (300-500 words) has to be sent by email to Furkan Çeliktaş ( by December 2, 2016.

This workshop is supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-TUBITAK 3501 (Project no: 114K117) and Marie Curie FP7 Integration Grant within the 7th European Union Framework Programme (Project no: PCIG 1 3-G A-2013-618792).

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