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Women’s Cooperatives as a Tool of Employment Policy in Turkey

Contemporary Issues in Behavioral Finance

ISBN: 978-1-78769-882-6, eISBN: 978-1-78769-881-9

Publication date: 4 July 2019


Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to determine the role of women cooperatives as an employment policy in Turkey. In this context, the aim is to investigate the effects of women’s cooperatives movement on the social and economic development and female participation within the labor force.

Method. In this chapter, the importance of cooperatives in the realization of economic development has been evaluated more qualitatively. The history of Turkish cooperatives has been briefly emphasized and the impact of women’s cooperatives on sustainable development goals (SDG) has been evaluated through a systematic literature review.

Results. After reviewing the literature and evaluating the samples of women’s cooperatives in Turkey with the sustainable development framework goals, it has been determined that cooperatives are an opportunity for the employment of women. It has been seen that women cooperatives are a contribution to the SDGs with their structure and action. In this respect, it can be said that women’s cooperatives can be regarded as an effective policy for increasing women’s employment in regions with traditional labor market structures.



Kızıldağ, D. (2019), "Women’s Cooperatives as a Tool of Employment Policy in Turkey", Grima, S., Özen, E., Boz, H., Spiteri, J. and Thalassinos, E. (Ed.) Contemporary Issues in Behavioral Finance (Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis, Vol. 101), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 65-76.



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