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The Role of Women in Turkish Economy

Current Situation, Problems and Policies

Edited By Elif Nuroğlu and Çiydem Çatak

The contributing authors in this book emphasize that in Turkey the female labor force participation rate is distinctly lower than in advanced economies despite a significant improvement in the last decade. The indicated data evoke several simple questions. Firstly, what's holding women back? What are the impediments to female labor force participation that cause the gender gap in employment? Secondly, what are the costs of lower economic participation of women for themselves, their families and the economy as a whole? We hope that identifying and assessing factors that enhance or mute labor force participation of women can open important policy insights.

Elif Nuroğlu is an associate professor of Economics at the Turkish-German University. She graduated in Business Administration at Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2004 and received her PhD from University of Vienna in 2010. Her research fields are International Economics, Gravity Model, Neural Networks, Empirical Economics and Labor Market Economics.

Çiydem Çatak works as an assistant professor of Finance in the Department of Business Administration at the Turkish-German University. She received her MA and PhD degrees in Accounting and Finance at Marmara University. Her fields of specialization are Corporate Finance, Banking, Entrepreneurial Finance and Financial Economics.