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10.       teaschip
3870 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 07:38 pm

 

Quoting thehandsom

Turkey needs more women in workforce

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Turkey needs to increase the proportion of women in the workforce in order to accelerate economic growth, according to a study by the World Bank and Turkey’s State Planning Organization.

 

Only 22 percent of Turkish women have jobs or are looking for work, World Bank economist Diego Angel-Urdinola said at a press conference in Istanbul Wednesday to preview the study. That’s lower than Iran or Afghanistan, and compares with an average of 62 percent in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, the report said.

 

Women’s participation in the labor force has fallen in Turkey from 34 percent in 1988, while in the OECD it has been rising, according to the report. That’s happening even as

 

Turkish women get married later, have fewer children and reach higher education levels.

 

The main reason is that Turks have been migrating from rural areas, where women traditionally are involved in unpaid agricultural work, to cities where they’re more likely to stay at home, the report said.

 

Key obstacles to urban women finding jobs include cultural traditions that define women’s role as caring for children at home, as well as a lack of subsidized or affordable childcare and pre-school education, the study said.

 

Only about 30 percent of Turkish children aged between four and six were in education as of 2006, a level similar to sub- Saharan Africa, though the figure has probably risen since then, said Meltem Aran, a World Bank economist.

 

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/....e-2009-09-16

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It is simply quite dissapointing to be behind Iran and Afghanistan and quite worrying the percentage of women dropped from from 34% to 22% since 1988..

I guess in the end, We should somehow go through a huge dilemma at national scale, such as either ´economic prosperity´ or ´preserving the old values´ (as well as the security of male population)

 

 If I remember correctly Turkish woman were told to have at least three children +....makes it a little difficult to find work and life balance with 3 or more kids.... It is quite disappointing to  see Turkey behind Iran & Afghanistan...

11.       alameda
3499 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 10:06 pm

 

Quoting thehandsom

 

Turkey needs more women in workforce

...

Turkey needs to increase the proportion of women in the workforce in order to accelerate economic growth, according to a study by the World Bank and Turkey’s State Planning Organization.

 

 

I don´t know about you, but I would run the opposite direction from recommendations of the World Bank.

 

"..........Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet´s natural resources. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization."

 

From Confessions of a Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

 

 You Tube interview with John Perkins



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12.       libralady
5152 posts
 22 Sep 2009 Tue 10:36 pm

 

Quoting alameda

 

Quoting thehandsom

 

Turkey needs more women in workforce

...

Turkey needs to increase the proportion of women in the workforce in order to accelerate economic growth, according to a study by the World Bank and Turkey’s State Planning Organization.

 

 

I don´t know about you, but I would run the opposite direction from recommendations of the World Bank.

 

"..........Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet´s natural resources. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization."

 

From Confessions of a Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

 

 You Tube interview with John Perkins

 

 I agree with you!  I looked at the OECD website statistics and the figures just do not stack up with the report from the World Bank.

13.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 23 Sep 2009 Wed 11:39 am

I checked the United Nations numbers (2007 human development report, so it´s data of 2006) and they do stack up I happen to be writing on this topic, so that´s why I have those numbers lying around!

The problem with women working, and the numbers is always that a LOT of work of women is not registered. And the numbers of the UN, World Bank, or any other organization are usually just the official numbers.

I think more women should not work to drive economic growth. Giving this as a reason doesn´t change the way people look at women. I think an important reason is to get some indepence. Part-time work should be a good solution!

14.       ManDingo
15 posts
 19 Oct 2009 Mon 06:20 am

I don´t mean to attract hate mail here, but I personally feel that a woman"s place is right in the kitchen - especially in Turkey. Let´s assume for a second that more and more Turkish chicks are in the work force clicking and clocking their high heels in the corridors... Let me ask you a very important question - who is going to make ´stuffed grapevine leaves´ a.k.a. Dolmakis!

Who is going to roll ´Sigara Boregi´

That´s right. Nobody. We will all end up eating fast food.

 

Remember, the way to man´s heart is through his belly. Hence, I suggest the chicks (Turkish chicks) stay in the kitchen (in Spanish - a la cocina Pajarita!), and the manly men hit the dollar dollar billies YO!

15.       _AE_
677 posts
 19 Oct 2009 Mon 12:06 pm

 

Quoting ManDingo

I don´t mean to attract hate mail here, but I personally feel that a woman"s place is right in the kitchen - especially in Turkey. Let´s assume for a second that more and more Turkish chicks are in the work force clicking and clocking their high heels in the corridors... Let me ask you a very important question - who is going to make ´stuffed grapevine leaves´ a.k.a. Dolmakis!

Who is going to roll ´Sigara Boregi´

That´s right. Nobody. We will all end up eating fast food.

 

Remember, the way to man´s heart is through his belly. Hence, I suggest the chicks (Turkish chicks) stay in the kitchen (in Spanish - a la cocina Pajarita!), and the manly men hit the dollar dollar billies YO!

 

 Hi "Mandingo" and welcome to Turkish Class (!).  I am surprised that you give a damn what the "Turkish chicks" do being so far away in Africa....

16.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 19 Oct 2009 Mon 12:37 pm

 

Quoting ManDingo

I don´t mean to attract hate mail here, but I personally feel that a woman"s place is right in the kitchen - especially in Turkey. Let´s assume for a second that more and more Turkish chicks are in the work force clicking and clocking their high heels in the corridors... Let me ask you a very important question - who is going to make ´stuffed grapevine leaves´ a.k.a. Dolmakis!

Who is going to roll ´Sigara Boregi´

That´s right. Nobody. We will all end up eating fast food.

 

Remember, the way to man´s heart is through his belly. Hence, I suggest the chicks (Turkish chicks) stay in the kitchen (in Spanish - a la cocina Pajarita!), and the manly men hit the dollar dollar billies YO!

 

 I think these types of cooking should be taught to old Turkish men, so they can fill the gap that will be left by young women working. The old Turkish dudes do nothing everyday, all day anyway. I see guys that aren´t even THAT old playing okey and tavla all day, they might as well take a break to make me some food And EVERYBODY knows that grapevine leaves are rolled the best by old stubby fingers!

17.       ManDingo
15 posts
 20 Oct 2009 Tue 04:45 am

 I am just after the ´nookie´... thats all... africa fafrica mafrica as long as the nookie is there willing to roll the dolmakis i am game... Long live the mandingo.

Quoting _AE_

 

 

 Hi "Mandingo" and welcome to Turkish Class (!).  I am surprised that you give a damn what the "Turkish chicks" do being so far away in Africa....

 

 

18.       ManDingo
15 posts
 20 Oct 2009 Tue 05:03 am

Well, it just sounds like western europe, doesnt it... half the work force on unemployment benefits working part-time as bartenders or baristas taking three week vacations in Bali at 4 star resorts at the expense of taxpayers. I know what you mean though. Not enough ´nookie´ if you ask me.

Quoting barba_mama

 

 

 I think these types of cooking should be taught to old Turkish men, so they can fill the gap that will be left by young women working. The old Turkish dudes do nothing everyday, all day anyway. I see guys that aren´t even THAT old playing okey and tavla all day, they might as well take a break to make me some food And EVERYBODY knows that grapevine leaves are rolled the best by old stubby fingers!

 

 

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