1st Edition

The Economics of Gender Equality in the Labour Market Policies in Turkey and other Emerging Economies

    280 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book evaluates the global labour market in the context of gender equality, and the associated policies and regulations, particularly in developing markets, to recommend measures for encouraging gender equality. It exposes the barriers that women employees encounter as well as some of the societal and workplace policies they, specifically, are subject to. Important themes within this topic include participation rates, the looming gap in hourly pay, availability of part-time and full-time positions, value, and social status associated with jobs held by men and women.

    The book examines how global gender policy objectives, such as gender equality in careers, gender balance in decision-making, and gender dimensions in research, can be incorporated into policy frameworks. The book analyzes the gendered nature of assumptions, processes and theories. The juxtaposition between family and work, tradition and modernity, and dependency and autonomy, clearly still seems to be misunderstood. Therefore, the book asks whether work improves women’s positions in society and/or changes their roles in their families. The authors explore and uncover the connections among employment, entrepreneurship, migration economies, and gender global labour markets and provide helpful solutions to the perceptions surrounding women’s status, risks, and inequality that limit their economic participation.

    This insightful read provides comprehensive details on a variety of themes and encourages further research on policies that are key to promoting gender equality. The book will appeal to postgraduate students and researchers of labour and feminist economics, the economics of gender, women’s studies and sociology.

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    1. Bridging the Gender Gap in Emerging Economies for a Better Future of Work for All by Meltem İNCE YENİLMEZ
    2. Women’s Labor Force Participation and Gender Discrimination in Labor Market by Mehmet ŞENGÜR
    3. The Gender-Integrated Government Budgets: A Critical Approach by Umut HALAÇ
    4. Gender Equality in Finance Sector: Closing Gaps or Another "Old Boys’ Club"? by Begüm YURTERİ KÖSEDAĞLI
    5. Is There Gender Equality in Employment Indicators: A Comparative Study for Emerging Markets by Melih ÖZÇALIK
    6. The Effect of Minimum Wages on Youth Employment in OECD Countries: A Panel Factor Model Approach by M. Akif ARVAS
    7. Gender Gap in Labor Market: A Comparative View for Youth and Adults by Fatma DİDİN SÖNMEZ and Yasemin ÖZERKEK
    8. An Assessment of the Gender (In)Equality in Education by Gül HUYUGÜZEL KIŞLA and Tarık KIŞLA
    9. Intersectional Challenges in Labor Market: The Case of Roma Women by Meral UZUNÖZ and Aslıhan YURDAKUL
    10. What makes labor markets inaccessible for women immigrants? From "triple disadvantage" to multiple challenges by Mehmet Gökay ÖZERİM and Elif ÇETİN
    11. Femvertising: A New Concept for Female Empowerment in Advertising by Emel YARİMOĞLU
    12. Evaluation of Labor Market Issues in Sports and Exercise Environment by Gözde ERSÖZ
    13. How Patriarchal Power Structures Undermine Women Empowerment and Gender Equality: The Case of Nigeria by Özgür TÜFEKÇİ and Mohammed HASHİRU




    Meltem İnce Yenilmez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Yaşar University, Turkey; Research Associate at Five College Women's Studies Research Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA and Visiting Researcher at Department of Sociology, Lund University, Sweden. In addition to her academic positions, Meltem’s career includes work in the impact of various forces of economics and social change on the constitution of gender relations and women’s empowerment. Her expertise encompasses cyclical patterns of female employment and wage differentials to discrimination, care work and employment patterns in developing countries as well as issues related to gender and development. Aside from the two books she has published, her work also includes women in sports, occupational segregation and gender wage gap.

    Gül Ş. Huyugüzel Kişla is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, Ege University, Turkey. She completed her undergraduate study, MA and Ph.D. in Economics at Ege University. She worked at Yaşar University from 2007 to 2009. Afterwards, she joined Ege University as academic staff. She has been working at the same university since 2009. Currently, her primary research interest is macro finance, labor productivity and currency crises.