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Public Policy Analysis in Turkey

Past, Present and Future

Edited By Onur Kulaç, Elvettin Akman and Cenay Babaoğlu

This book presents a broad and comprehensive perspective on analysis of public policy in Turkey. Each of the twenty-six chapters presents historical development, legal background, actors, problems, and recommendations of different policies. The scope of this book is to fill the void in the literature with regards to the analyses of public policies in Turkey.

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2 Employment of Disabled Persons in the Turkish Public Sector: A Sector Analysis and Policy Recommendations1

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Cenay Babaoğlu and Mete Yıldız

2   Employment of Disabled Persons in the Turkish Public Sector: A Sector Analysis and Policy Recommendations1

Introduction

According to the 2019 estimations, 15 % of the world’s total population have disabilities. This rate corresponds to an estimated 1 billion disabled people, which constitutes the biggest neglected group of people in the world. An estimated 785 million of the world’s working-age people have some disability. Keeping in mind that disability is not a fixed or a static fact, it is not baseless to mention that the fact of disability has an impact far beyond these numbers. Population ageing, chronic diseases, conflicts and conditions of humanitarian crisis are the multiplier effects regarding the impacts of the disability (ILO, 2010:2). In these conditions, it can be observed that the global collective policy-making centres, such as the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), International Labor Organization (ILO) and the European Union (EU) have an increasing interest in disability as it has become more visible in the 1990s. Members of international organizations have adopted rules and regulations focusing on ensuring disabled people’s full participation in community life.

This study presents the findings of comprehensive field research on the employment of disabled persons in the Turkish public sector. It also includes policy suggestions on improving the working conditions of the public employees with disabilities employed in the public sector in Turkey. The theoretical framework of this study is...

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