The Role of Education in the Participation of Turks Living in Europe in Labor Markets

Yildiz F.

5th World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, WCLTA 2014, Prague, Czech Republic, 29 - 31 October 2014, vol.186, pp.1179-1187 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 186
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.060
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.1179-1187
  • Keywords: Turkish People Living in Europe, Labor Market, Education, Unemployment
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to investigate the role of education in Turkish people living in Europe for the participation to labor market. Unemployment among approximately 5 million Turks living in European countries is above the average of countries where they live. While the percent of manufacturing sector in labor market decreased after the period of industry, the percent of sectors requiring qualified labor increased. As the demand for qualified labor increase, Turks being unqualified for the sectors employing qualified labor have to face with unemployment issue. A considerable part of Turks living in Europe being unqualified for the demands of labor market in information society and the education they receive being inadequate when confronted with unemployment is leading cause of this result. Every generation among Turks living in Europe has a better condition than the former one in terms of education. The successful ones in entrepreneurship by taking a good education and others enhancing their status by means of working in white collar occupations were seen. So, to be more successful in participation to the labor market and to have qualifications demanded by labor market changing structurally will be possible for Turks living in Europe with the help of receiving the same education as people whom they live together, studying in better schools and completing education process successfully (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.