Gender inequity high in Turkey, report reveals

Huriyetdaily

Monday, September 19, 2011
Göksel Bozkurt – ANKARA

A recent report reveals that gender equality in terms of education and income is high in Turkey. Accordingly,
there is almost a 30 percent gender-gap-based inequality between the sexes in the country and more
than a quarter of married women in the lowest income bracket lack control over the money they earn.

Girls in Turkey are more likely than boys to drop out of school in response to losses of household income experienced by their families, a recent report says.
Girls in Turkey are more likely than boys to drop out of school in response to losses of household income experienced by their families, a recent report says.

Turkey and India join African countries in high levels of overall inequality, the report says.

Gender inequality in terms of education and income is high in Turkey, according to a recent World Bank report, which nonetheless praised the country’s successful policies to reduce maternal mortality rates and support disadvantaged groups.

Turkey and India join African countries in high levels of overall inequality, said the World Development Report 2012, prepared by the World Bank with a focus on the economics of gender equality and development.

Gender inequality in school attendance among children 12 to 15 years old is quite high in Turkey, where there is almost a 30 percent gender-gap-based inequality between the sexes, the report said. Girls in Turkey were, among other things, more likely than boys to drop out of school in response to losses of household income experienced by their families.

Another part of the report showed that more than a quarter of married women in the lowest income bracket in Turkey lack control over the money they earn. Husbands have more control over their wives’ earnings at lower income levels, the report said.

 

Developments In Turkey

In a section focused on physical, sexual and psychological violence against women around the world, the report said approximately 45 percent of people in Turkey think wife beating is justifiable.

The report, however, also touched on positive developments in Turkey, such as a reduction in maternal mortality rates and support for disadvantaged groups. According to the report, Turkey’s maternal mortality rate in 2000 was 70 deaths per 100,000 live births. However, by 2009, the maternal mortality rate had fallen to 19.8 due to new health programs. k HDN

Girls in Turkey are more likely than boys to drop out of school in response to losses of household income experienced by their families, a recent report says.

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