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The Quality of the Working Life in Turkey in the Membership Process to European Union



    () (Dokuz Eyl├╝l University)


With the beginning of Turkey's accession negotiations with the European Union in 2005, a new period has begun for the partnership which was first established with European Community in the year 1963. Within this period, to question the quality of working life in Turkey in terms of the harmonization process with European Union constitutes one of the required fields. . The European Union aims to provide and protect a humane quality of life and standard for everyone in an active, protective and healthy society. In this context, the quality of the working life especially in terms of the labor market is one of the key issues for European Union. However, nowadays there is an increasing asymmetry between the economic and social field. Therefore, the European Union's approach to quality of working life reflects the demand for a simultaneous increase in the employment and improvement in the quality of the work carried out. During the accession process of European Union it is needed to make a comparative analysis in terms of some basic indicators that can be used to define and measure the quality of working life in Turkey. In this context, it is possible to make various evaluations about working life quality in terms of multidimensional context such as: access and participation in the labor market, the level, structure and nature of employment; wages; job security; health and safety; social protection; gender equality; work-life balance and social dialogue. The aim of this study is to investigate the quality of the working life in Turkey in the membership process to European Union.

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  • Yasemin Ari Kovanci, 2015. "The Quality of the Working Life in Turkey in the Membership Process to European Union," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 2704465, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:iacpro:2704465

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    Labour market; Quality; Employment; Working Life; Turkey;

    JEL classification:

    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

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