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Academic employment and gender: a Turkish challenge to vertical sex segregation


Healy, Geraldine; Özbilgin, Mustafa; Aliefendioğlu, Hanife


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Abstract This article explores the paradox of women's academic employment in Turkey. There is a low rate of female labour market participation in the formal sector, yet a higher proportion of women professors than in any of the 25 European Union countries. We use a range of data to set the Turkish labour market and its higher education sector in comparative European perspective, then present findings from two qualitative studies of Turkish professors, concluding that ideological state support rather than legal frameworks of equal opportunities laid the foundations for women's hierarchical achievements in Turkey. However, the explanation is multilayered and lies in the cumulative and interrelated effect of state policy, institutional transparency, increased labour demand, the home-work interface, and the agency of the professors themselves.
Klassifikation Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2005
Seitenangabe S. 247-264
Zeitschriftentitel European Journal of Industrial Relations, 11 (2005) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959680105053966
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)