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Economics: Social and Welfare Policies: Turkey
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When the Republic of Turkey was established in 1923, the state, although entirely paternalistic, nonetheless supported women's participation in social life as a symbol of modernization. After the transition to a multi-party system in 1946, this symbolic place of woman lost its importance. However, limited union and social security rights were recognized in this period. With the constitution of 1961, the attribute “social” was added to other attributes of the state, and social and economic rights were recognized; but the state failed to pass the characteristic…

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Koray, Meryem, “Economics: Social and Welfare Policies: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0245c>
First published online: 2009

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