Tuba Bircan

Tuba Bircan
Vrije Universiteit Brussel | VUB · Interface Demography (DEMO)

PhD

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Introduction
Interdisciplinary researcher, data-lover by birth and social scientist by choice. Interested in migration, vulnerable groups, equal opportunities, social policies, computational social sciences, alternative data sources, and big data applications for migration research.
Additional affiliations
April 2019 - February 2021
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Position
  • Project Manager
April 2019 - present
KU Leuven
Position
  • Research Associate
July 2015 - March 2019
KU Leuven
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Education
September 2009 - February 2012
KU Leuven
Field of study
  • Statistics
April 2007 - May 2012
KU Leuven
Field of study
  • Social and Political Sciences
September 1998 - August 2005
Middle East Technical University
Field of study
  • Statistics

Publications

Publications (37)
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During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVIDiSTRESS Consortium launched an open-access global survey to understand and improve individuals' experiences related to the crisis. a year later, we extended this line of research by launching a new survey to address the dynamic landscape of the pandemic. this survey was released with the goal of a...
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Undocumented or unregistered immigrants are part of European society, particularly in Belgium. However, adequate and reliable data on this population is scarce as it is not always easy for data-collecting authorities to have access to and gather information on them. In this report, we estimate the number of undocumented migrants from Sub-Saharan an...
Preprint
Understanding the careers and movements of highly skilled people plays an ever-increasing role in today's global knowledge-based economy. Researchers and academics are sources of innovation and development for governments and institutions. Our study uses scientific-related data to track careers evolution and Researchers' movements over time. To thi...
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Although human activity constantly generates massive amounts of data, these data can only be analysed by mainly the private sector and governmental institutes due to data accessibility restrictions. However, neither migrants (as the producers of this data) nor migration scholars (as scientific experts on the topic) are in a position to monitor or c...
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Family reunification is one of the main channels for migration to the EU, yet little is known about the skills and labour market trajectories of family migrants. Family migration continues to be seen within a gendered and binary paradigm of the male economic migrant and female dependent. Related policies disadvantage migrant women and limit their p...
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Migration is one of the key aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To understand global migration patterns, develop scenarios, design effective policies, focus on the population's needs, and identify how these needs change over time, we need accurate, reliable and timely data. and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNH...
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The COVIDiSTRESS global survey collects data on early human responses to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic from 173 429 respondents in 48 countries. The open science study was co-designed by an international consortium of researchers to investigate how psychological responses differ across countries and cultures, and how this has impacted behaviour, copin...
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this N = 173,426 social science dataset was collected through the collaborative COVIDiSTRESS Global Survey-an open science effort to improve understanding of the human experiences of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic between 30th March and 30th May, 2020. The dataset allows a cross-cultural study of psychological and behavioural responses to the Coronavir...
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This study explores the relationship between ECEC participation for young children (0-2-year-olds) and ECEC policies using multilevel Tobit modelling. At the micro-level, the socio-ecological model is employed to control for the individual- and family-related circumstances, using the EU-SILC data from 2014; and at the macro-level, policy measures r...
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Purpose This paper aims to explore the relationship between inclusive leadership (IL) and employee work engagement (WE), as well as the mediating effect of procedural justice (PJ) on this relationship. Design/methodology/approach An online, self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. A total of 201 information technology (IT) profe...
Technical Report
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Migration is humming with activity and fuelled by the changing nature of typologies, geographies, drivers and, more importantly, changing soceities. At the same time, 'migration' continues to be a key concern of public and policy debates, especially as intersectional issues of labour rights, citizenship, ethnicity and health inequalities. Alongside...
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Citizens’ preferences regarding who should provide and finance childcare and whether these preferences are linked to the current policies in place have been understudied. Two sets of multilevel analyses are conducted to determine whether the current governmental involvement in childcare provision and financing is supported by the citizens in Europe...
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Using a unique dataset of 17,937 high-value public work construction procurements made between 2004 and 2011 and 5945 firms that won the auctions of these state procurements, this chapter provides systematic evidence of favoritism in public procurement in Turkey. While the yearly total of high-value construction procurements has tripled in 8Â?years...
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Work engagement and workplace inclusion become more crucial as the US and global workforce continues to diversify. One of the human resource tools organizations use to encourage this diversity is Employee Resource Groups (ERGs or Associate Resource Groups). ERGs are voluntary groups of employees who share a common interest in organizations. Althoug...
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Whereas official poverty rates and related indicators based on EU-SILC are now widely used in national and EU-level policy documents, some of the most vulnerable groups are de facto excluded from such panels. This chapter reports the findings of a pilot of ‘satellite surveys’ to EU-SILC among homeless people, undocumented immigrants and travellers...
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This article tackles the relationship between Turkish-Belgian families with the Flemish society, within the specific context of their experiences with early childhood education and care (ECEC) system in Flanders. Our findings are based on a focus group with mothers in the town of Beringen. The intercultural dimension of the relationships between th...
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Perceptions of users regarding the accessibility of childcare services have been under-researched. The present study addresses this gap by looking into the effect of systemic level characteristics of the ECEC system on the perceived accessibility of childcare at the individual level. Perceived accessibility is composed of perceived affordability, a...
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Recent refugee integration policy agendas include education on the lists, despite many other issues to address. Higher education can also be an instrument to prevent a generation of a war-stricken nation from becoming “lost” for not only for Syria but also Europe. Following the drastic inflow of (mostly young) refugees, Belgian higher education ins...
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Using a unique data set on 49,355 high-value procurements, this chapter provides systematic evidence on favoritism in public procurement in Turkey. The yearly total of high-value public procurements, as the major area of transfers controlled by the government, has tripled in eight years. This development went hand in hand with unceasing legal amend...
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In political, social and economic terms, Turkey is the most affected country of the Syrian crisis. More importantly, Turkey as a host country of Syrian refugees has been living a dramatic demographic change. The most marginalized group living in Turkey is children. Refugee education has hence become of top priority. The global report in refugee edu...
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In this chapter, we quantitatively analyze the role of network membership in the performance of firms within the public procurement market in Turkey. We use a unique public procurement dataset of all high-value public procurement contracts-those with a contract value worth over TL 1,000,000-awarded between 2005 and 2010. We consider two types of ne...
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In this article we investigate the assumed relationship between immigrant concentrations and crime at the community level in Belgium for the period 2001—6. Multivariate analysis shows that unemployment levels have a very strong effect on crime, thus rendering the ethnic composition of the community non-significant. We distinguished various groups d...
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Previous research has indicated that various deprivation indicators have a positive impact on crime rates at the community level. In this article, we investigate the impact of deprivation indicators on crime in Belgian municipalities (n = 589) for the period 2001–06. A spatial regression analysis demonstrates that unemployment figures have a strong...
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In the debate about the electoral appeal of Green parties, some authors argue that Green voting is a phenomenon typical of the ‘new middle class’ (young, highly educated and urban), while others assume that Green parties are able to reach out to new constituencies. Aggregate level data on the electoral performance of Belgian Green parties in the pe...

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This Horizon 2020 project’s overall aim is to improve understandings of the changing nature of migration flows and the drivers of migration, to analyse patterns and motivations and new geographies and to calculate population estimates and determine emerging trends and future trends and accordingly identify possible future implications of today’s policy decisions. Profound insights about the factors such as demand for supply of labour, analysis of sectoral policies, demographics but also of their interaction with people’s inclination to migrate are at the centre of the project’s focus. Moreover, projections and mid- and long-term scenarios that are crucial for pertinent planning and effective policymaking will be provided via a participatory approach for merging the knowledge and merging new and Big Data to the analysis of the changing nature of migration flows and factors and calculate population estimates and determine emerging trends and future trends. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement no. 870661.