Understanding women’s well-being in Turkey

Yildiz, D. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6192-0634, Arslan, H., & Çavlin, A. (2021). Understanding women’s well-being in Turkey. In: Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2021. pp. 1-19 Vienna, Austria: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 10.1553/populationyearbook2021.res2.3.

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Abstract

The results of empirical studies focusing on gender differences in subjective wellbeingbased on either national or comparative international data are inconclusive.In Turkey, where levels of gender inequality are high, women tend to report higherlevels of life satisfaction than men. This study investigates the relationship betweenfactors related to women’s empowerment and life satisfaction for both ever-marriedand never-married women using the 2018 Turkey Demographic and Health Survey(TDHS), which collected data on life satisfaction for the first time in a TDHS series.The results show that in addition to their material resources and living environment,factors related to women’s agency – i.e., education and participation in decisionmaking– are associated with women’s levels of life satisfaction.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: women’s empowerment; subjective well-being; life satisfaction; Turkey
Research Programs: Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Migration and Sustainable Development (MIG)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 13:24
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:35
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17394

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