1st Edition

A Comparative Perspective of Women’s Economic Empowerment

Edited By Meltem Yenilmez, Onur Celik Copyright 2019
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The need for the creation of an enabling political, legal and economic environment for women within Turkey is rising. A growing concern is shown at the ethnic divisions and local discrimination against women, which have spilled over into the labor market. This book lends a supporting voice to the economic and social empowerment of women globally, focusing on the real causes and the unpredictable nature of the ongoing conflicts surrounding the issue.

    The authors bring to the forefront problems of development within various regions and the implementation of projects, which address the state of women, inequality and risks, that are inimical to their participation in the economy. Emphasis is laid on why women should be permitted access to the many opportunities in information technology and exchange, partnership growth and networking in this digital era. The oppressive policies of Turkey are scrutinized to unravel the dangers they pose to the corporate existence of women in the modern world. Furthermore, this book centers on the deliberation on regional politics and issues on gender and women’s empowerment in modern Turkey whilst comparing with other countries. The work sheds light on salient issues and possible remedies within target countries and the concerted efforts made to create a reliable structure to discuss gender conflicts. Ample contributions from countries such as the US, Germany, Serbia, South Africa and United Kingdom are pivotal to comparing and examining the main debates. Addressing several global gender-related examples as well as Turkey’s national principles, this book encourages full involvement of women and girls in deciding the fate of their country.

    This book serves as the rallying point of an array of informative and mind-expanding works of literature in regional studies, gender studies, migration economy, and area studies in countries like Turkey, USA, Serbia, UK, and India. Experts, students, and readers in the academic sphere may find this work educative and intellectually fulfilling.

    Chapter 1. Women Empowerment and Emancipation Chapter 2. The Effect of Women Empowerment on National Economies: Challenges and Obstacles Women Face Chapter 3. How Does Women’s Empowerment Affect a Country’s Economy? Chapter 4. Women Empowerment and Income Inequality during Great Recession in the United States Chapter 5. National Economic Policies and Women's Economic Inclusion: The Case of Turkey and South Africa Chapter 6. Provoking Gender-Related Institutional Changes: A Case of a Returnee Female Entrepreneur in India Chapter 7. How Will the Service Actor and the Related Activities in Tourism Improve Women’s Empowerment in the World? Chapter 8. Eliminating Economic Violence against Women for Gender Equality: Empowering Women through Human Rights Based Approach Chapter 9. Women’s Empowerment with Physical Activity and Sports Chapter 10. Women’s Empowerment and Women’s Poverty Chapter 11. A Women Friendly Workplace: Can It Be A Tool for Economic Empowerment of Women in Turkey? Chapter 12. Constructing Female Entrepreneurial Identity in Turkey Chapter 13. Women Empowerment through Political Participation in Rising Powers: Comparison of Turkey and Nigeria Cases


    Meltem İnce Yenilmez is an associate professor in the Department of Economics, Yasar University, Turkey. Her research interests range from Gender Inequality and Discrimination Policies in Labor Market to Women Empowerment and Female Labor Force. Her works have been published in English and in Turkish in edited volumes and in leading national and international journals. She has taken part in international/national socio-economic projects, and conducted Jean Monnet Module on "Gender Politics and EU in the Time of Crisis".

    Onur Burak Çelik is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, Yasar University, Turkey. He completed his undergraduate study in Mathematics at Bogazici University and his master’s degree in economics at the same university. He went to the USA in 2002 and earned his Ph.D. degree in economics at the University of Connecticut in 2009. In the same year, he joined the Eastern Connecticut State University academic staff. Afterwards, he worked at Quinnipiac University from 2010 to 2013. Currently, his primary research interest is sports economics.