• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Mustafa GÜLTEKİN

  • Dates: 15 Aralık 2022

One of the main criticisms against Esping-Andersen’s study on the welfare state (1990/2007) is the feminist critique that it neglects women’s unpaid work in the family as the main source of the welfare. This criticism suggests that studies without considering the paid and unpaid work of women as a whole fail to fully capture the inequalities in terms of the participation of women and men in employment. The current welfare regime in Turkey is a dominant familialism aligned with neoliberal policies. As part of this theoretical discussion, we focused in this study on paid and unpaid working women and men, and their relationship to “educational status”, “marital status”, “social security institution registration” in Turkey from the 1980s to the present day. This study revealed these relationships with the correspondence analysis based on the data from the Turkish Statistical Institute. In conclusion, this study concluded that inequalities exist between men and women as well as among themselves.

welfare regime, paid and unpaid work, gendered division of labor, familialism, inequalities