Mind the Gap in Turkish Labor Market
Ince Yenilmez, M.
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The feminist theory equally focuses on the concept that the efforts of women are underrated. Nevertheless, this concept is not an appropriate analytical tool to checkmate the gender gaps in the labor market in Turkey. This is owing to the fact the contributions of women to their households are not undervalued but that these women are perceived to have predetermined roles already and discouraged from trying to break through the barrier. Bridging this gender gap is vital for diverse reasons. It can help tackle poverty due to the direct and interrelated contributions to the welfare of the household. It also improves the position held by women as they can now take part in family decisions and making sure that primary income is used for necessities such as health care and children's education. Besides analyzing the characteristics fissures, and cracks in employment in Turkey, this paper will also uncover the principal drivers of gender inequality in employment. Therefore, it looks in particular at the main drivers of the gender gap in employment in Turkey and is necessary towards finding the best policies that can transform the Turkish labor market into a more inclusive setup while promoting gender equality.
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