Working Women's Social Exclusion from the Turkish Labor Market
Abstract: Neoclassical economists have interpreted women's increased presence in the labor market as a product of expanding economic growth. Yet, women's status in the labor market continuously stagnates in Turkey even though economic restructuring since the 1980s has enhanced the country's macroeconomic competitiveness. What accounts for this abnormality? Drawing from feminist perspectives, this ... read morethesis has synthesized a capability approach framing of social exclusion and expressed women's exit from the Turkish labor market as a "capability deprivation". Such synthesis builds on multi-dimensional and dynamic visions of well-being and explains the transition in Turkey from patriarchal norms to "neopatriarchal" institutions operating in the household, labor market, and state. The decline of women's presence in the Turkish labor market is shown as an outcome of the interaction between economic restructuring and institutionalized patriarchal norms.
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2016.
Submitted to the Dept. of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning.
Advisor: Weiping Wu.
Committee: Tolga Bolukbasi.
Keywords: Labor relations, and Women's studies.read less