Friday, October 30, 2009

Gender Inequality is increasing in Turkey

2009 Global Gender Gap Report of World Economic Forum ranks Turkey 129st amongst 134 countries. Turkey displays below average performance on all 4 sub indexes (Economy, Health, Education, and Politics) and its performance in 2009 is worse than it was in 2008. Inequality of the genders directly affects many aspects of life for women. However, the employment of women is an area that is the most affected. Although a consensus of opinion has been reached on the importance of women's participation in the labor force, the problem still continues in practice. The share of women holding or seeking employment in Turkey has been decreasing over the past two decades, slipping from 29% in 2008 to 26% in 2009, further opening the gap between women and men.
Here is a synopsis of the report: Bridging the Gender Gap
Read the full report here.

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