Gender Differences in Unpaid Work, Paid Work And Discretionary Time In Turkey

February 8, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
280A York Lanes
4700 Keele St
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

The Centre for Feminist Research and Gender and Work Present:

Gender Differences in Unpaid Work, Paid Work And Discretionary Time In Turkey

CFR Visiting Scholar Dr. Burca Kizilirmak

Introduced by: Dr. Meg Luxton, Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies

Discussion Chaired by: Dr. Leah Vosko, Gender and Work Database

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017

Time: 11.30-1.00pm

Location: 280A York Lanes

Summary: Marked with low female labor market participation rates and strong patriarchal relations, Turkey ranks low in gender equality. In recent years, with more and more women entering the labor force, comes the question of ‘second shift’ and the problem of high total work load of women. How free are women in Turkey in using their time and what are the gender differences in temporal autonomy? These questions are addressed in this research by measuring and analyzing women’s and men’s ‘discretionary time’, that is the time left after the necessities of life (personal care, unpaid work, paid work) are met. This framework is also used to understand the effects of different policies on gender differences in discretionary time.

Bio: Dr. Burca Kizilirmak is a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Feminist Research at York University, and a Professor of Economics at Ankara University in Turkey. Her research focuses on gender economics, time use, international trade and income inequality. She has done research on women in labor markets, intra-household distribution of work time and the effects of global trade patterns on women's employment.

RSVP to Light refreshments provided. This talk counts towards GFWS seminar requirements.

Co-sponsored by: Gender and Work.