Female Agricultural Workers in Cotton Cultivation in Turkey

Guen S., Guelcubuk B., OLHAN E., Yildirak N.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, vol.68, no.4, pp.485-495, 2007 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.485-495
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


Female agricultural workers have to undertake the dual responsibility of their role in the family and as agricultural labourers. Besides, they also have to face the burden of dealing with unfavourable conditions at work and life disproportionately, as compared to men. It Is essential to implement policies that address the multi-faceted problems they face: working and living conditions, relations with surrounding communities, social security, and health; they are widely dispersed, unorganised, nomadic and living well below the standards of modern living. The most effective step to this end will be to adjust the Labour Code such that it encompasses seasonal agricultural workers as well.