The Relationship Between Gender and Poverty in Rural Areas of Turkey

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25th International Scientific- Experts Congress on Agriculture and Food Industry, İzmir, Turkey, 25 - 27 September 2014, vol.1, no.1, pp.85-88

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-88


In this study, the concept of poverty was observed in terms of rural and gender perspective derived from secondary data. The women living in rural area have more disadvantages than the women living in urban areas and all men to reach the socio-economic resources and so they cannot develop themselves. In the other hand, because of the agricultural transformation (men' migration for job, job seeking out of farm etc.) in developing countries, only women undertake the full burden of rural areas (production, reproduction, and socialization). However, most of these women work as unpaid family labor and finally feminization of agriculture and poverty is converted to sustainable phenomenon.