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Aging: Turkey
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In this entry, social psychological life situations of elderly Turkish men and women are considered with reference to gender similarities and differences. Whenever possible, comparisons with findings from Western societies, such as Sweden and the United Kingdom, are presented to enable a cross-cultural assessment of the issues considered.

Traditionally, the elderly are considered an integral part of Turkish families. In line with Turkish and Islamic conventions, support and sacrifice of parents toward their children, and the obedience and res…

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Imamoğlu, E. Olcay, “Aging: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0156g>
First published online: 2009

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