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Economics: Paid Domestic Labor: Turkey
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In Turkey, women's employment cannot be thought of separately from family. This is because, starting from the decision to work, all stages of women's employment are interwoven with family relations and domestic responsibilities (Dubetsky 1977, Abadan-Unat 1981). Paid domestic work is a type of informal sector employment mainly for women who have a low level of education and skills and who agree to a low status and income, without any social insurance, in order to make a contribution to the house…

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Kalaycıoğl, Sibel, “Economics: Paid Domestic Labor: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0240e>
First published online: 2009

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