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Economics: Industrial Labor: Turkey
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There has been a steady decline in female labor force participation in Turkey mainly due to the substantial changes in agriculture, resulting in rural–urban migration and the withdrawal of women from traditional agricultural activities in which they formerly engaged. Migrant women in cities mostly expanded their labor as housewives. The decline in the participation of women in the labor force has been greater than that of men since the mid-1950s. Female labor force participation was 72 per cent …

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Ecevit, Yildiz, “Economics: Industrial Labor: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0233e>
First published online: 2009



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