In response to needs of both SuTPs and unemployed Turkish citizens, a new project implemented with funding from the European Union, will fund a pilot employment support program targeting these populations. After registration with the Turkish Employment Agency (ISKUR), the program will provide a sequence of employment support activities, starting with registration with ISKUR, a skills assessment and placement in on-the-job training (OJT), if possible
In the framework of this project UDA Consulting will implement baseline and end-line surveys of jobseekers who register to participate with ISKUR. This baseline will be important for a study of the impact of the employment support program and its component parts on employment and other outcomes of program participants and their families. The survey will be conducted with jobseekers in their homes, with the aim of collecting information on socioeconomic status and work, migration and education histories from the jobseeker, and basic demographic, employment and education information on other co-residing household members and important family members.
A total sample of 3500 SuTPs, 1750 each in treatment and control groups, and a sample of 1500 Turkish participants, 750 each in treatment and control groups will be interviewed. All treatment and control members and their families will then be administered a detailed household survey shortly after the program initiation, referencing conditions and circumstances at program initiation