The effect of survivors’ benefits on poverty and health indicators of women and children in widowed-mother households : a Turkish case study

Joint Authors

Ozdamar, Oznur
Giovanis, Eleftherios

Source

Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series

Issue

Vol. 2016, Issue 979-1073 (31 Dec. 2016), pp.1-29, 29 p.

Publisher

Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries Iran and Turkey

Publication Date

2016-12-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

29

Main Topic

Social Sciences (Multidisciplinary)

Abstract EN

Survivors' benefits are cash payments made by government to family members when a worker dies.

His or her spouse and unmarried children are entitled to receive these cash benefits.

The payments are intended to help ease the financial strain caused by the loss of the worker's income.

Survivors can receive benefits if the deceased partner was employed and contributed to Social Security long enough to be considered insured.

Although these benefits aim to help single-head households who are in financial difficulties due to the loss of an additional household income, the remaining parents have generally serious challenges to do work both at labor market and home such as childrearing and house chores.

Widows across the world therefore share two common experiences: a loss of social status and reduced economic circumstances.

Prior research suggests that widowhood is much more common experience among women than men.

Moreover, it is more likely to cause financial difficulties for women than for men, and financial strain reducing well-being of women.

Using Cross-Sectional Income and Living Conditions Survey of Turkey (2006-2012), the first aim of this paper is to empirically analyze the effect of survivors’ benefits on poverty indicators of widowed-mother households and secondly to investigate whether survivors’ benefits promote health status of women and children in these families.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Ozdamar, Oznur& Giovanis, Eleftherios. 2016. The effect of survivors’ benefits on poverty and health indicators of women and children in widowed-mother households : a Turkish case study. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series،Vol. 2016, no. 979-1073, pp.1-29.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-701100

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Ozdamar, Oznur& Giovanis, Eleftherios. The effect of survivors’ benefits on poverty and health indicators of women and children in widowed-mother households : a Turkish case study. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series No. 979-1073 (Dec. 2016), pp.1-29.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-701100

American Medical Association (AMA)

Ozdamar, Oznur& Giovanis, Eleftherios. The effect of survivors’ benefits on poverty and health indicators of women and children in widowed-mother households : a Turkish case study. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series. 2016. Vol. 2016, no. 979-1073, pp.1-29.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-701100

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendices : p. 18-29

Record ID

BIM-701100