Turkey’s Social Assistance Regime: Is It Time For Basic Income?

Turkey’s Social Assistance Regime: Is It Time For Basic Income?

31 December 2018

Founded on a rationale that is different than access to income and the benefits of social security systems such as pensions and health insurance which are earned in exchange for work, the importance of social assistances today is increasing both in the quantitative and in the qualitative senses. To what extent however is the present social assistances regime in Turkey that is fragmented, insufficient and based on debatable principles, able to respond to the changing face of poverty?

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