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Women are mostly employed in the education and health sector

Women are mostly employed in the education and health sector

According to YÖK data, the number of female academicians increased by 13% from 67 thousand 578 to 76 thousand 668 in five years. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that the ratio of female academics in the Turkish higher education system is approximately 5 points above the average of 40 percent in the European Union. Emphasizing that health and education sectors are the leading sectors where women are employed at the highest rate, Prof. Dr. Şükran Güzin Ilıcak Aydınalp said: “The employment rate of women in the health sector is 70.4% in the world, while this rate is 61.8% in the education sector.”

“WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT RATE IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR 61.8%”

Making a special statement on March 8, International Women's Day, Istanbul Gelişim University (IGU) Fine Arts Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Şükran Güzin Ilıcak Aydınalp emphasized that the ratio of female academic staff to the total number of academic staff at universities is 48%. Aydınalp said, “Health and education sectors are at the top of the sectors in which women are employed at the highest rate. In the world, the employment rate of women in the health sector is 70.4%, while this rate is 61.8% in the education sector. The majority of women in Turkey mostly employed in in community services, such as education, health, food and retail, elderly and disabled care.”

Indicating that women experience more problems due to sexist approaches in working life in Turkey Prof. Dr. Aydınalp said: “Throughout the coronavirus epidemic process, the burden of housework and childcare has also increased due to the gender stereotypes of women working remotely. Women academics are also going through this difficult process. Research shows that while the rate of scientific publications of female academics decreased by 50% during the distance working period, that of men increased at the same rate.
 

 

Edited date: 08.03.2021
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