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Economics: Labor Profiles: Turkey
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Women constitute one of the main targets of employment policy in Turkey. The State Institute of Statistics (SIS) has collected data on the economically active population since 1955 through the population census in Turkey. The analysis of the characteristics of female labor force produced in this entry is based on the population census, conducted every five years until 1990, and on household labor force statistics collected since 1966.

Women's participation in Turkey's labor force is influenced by age and region. While women's…

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Kuzgun, İnci, “Economics: Labor Profiles: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0237d>
First published online: 2009

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