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Syrian refugees in seasonal agricultural work: a case of adverse incorporation in Turkey

  • Sinem Kavak (a1)
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This article examines how the labor market in seasonal migrant work in agriculture in Turkey has changed with the influx of refugees from Syria. Based on both qualitative and quantitative fieldwork in ten provinces of Turkey, the article discusses precarity in seasonal migrant work in agriculture and the impact of the entry of refugees on this labor market. The analysis of precariousness of both Turkish-citizen migrant workers and refugees suggests that precarity is a relational phenomenon. The multifaceted vulnerabilities of groups in the lower echelons of the labor market resonate with one another and the adverse incorporation of vulnerable groups into the labor market pushes the market in a more insecure and informal direction.

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Author’s Note: I would like to express my gratitude to the research team of Support to Life International Humanitarian Aid’s Combatting Child Labor program for participating in the fieldwork with me, and also to professors Emre Erdoğan, Pınar Uyan Semerci, and Mine Eder for their comments and guidance.

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Syrian refugees in seasonal agricultural work: a case of adverse incorporation in Turkey

  • Sinem Kavak (a1)
  • Please note a correction has been issued for this article.

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