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Economics: Small Businesses: Turkey
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People born in rural areas generally work in agriculture or in their family business. Similarly, small urban businesses are generally passed on from generation to generation. It is therefore useful to compare the employment of the female labor force in small or family businesses in urban areas with those in rural areas.

In rural areas, men are usually self-employed small proprietors while women are largely unpaid family workers in agricultural production. Additionally, women use their domestic skills to earn money for their families as cooks, sea…

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Arslan, Gülen Elmas and Ulusoy, M. Demet, “Economics: Small Businesses: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0244d>
First published online: 2009

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