Female Labor Force Participation and Occupational Accident Case Analysis: A Review of Turkey

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Koçali K.

in: WOMEN AND CHILDREN new studies and perspectives, Arthur Fiel, Editor, İksad Yayınevi, Ankara, pp.21-40, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: İksad Yayınevi
  • City: Ankara
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-40
  • Editors: Arthur Fiel, Editor
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: Yes


countries, including Turkey. The reasons for this situation vary by country but are typically based on cultural and social norms. Given the difficulties that women face in the labor market in Turkey, it is reasonable to conclude that the de facto role ascribed to women by society in a cultural sense, particularly for religious and moral reasons, has a significant impact. As a result of this role, women who do not find an equal place in society with men from the beginning of their lives are unable to benefit from educational equality, and as a result, they are at a disadvantage in the workplace when compared to men. In this regard, it is critical that public authorities strictly protect girls' right to education and remove cultural barriers that prevent them from accessing education opportunities on an equal footing with men. Housework and care work, on the other hand, are another reason why women are excluded from the labor market. It is critical to develop public policies for care services in this regard. Making public investments in child and elderly care services, as well as increasing the supply of affordable and high-quality care services, will alleviate the burden on women in society while indirectly creating job opportunities for women.