Only 30 percent of workers in Turkey are female
AA photoSome 30 percent of working people in Turkey are women, according to data from an annual income and life conditions survey released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK).
Some 53.9 percent of working women were employed on salaries or wages, the TÜİK data for 2014 showed, while another 29.2 percent were working in their families without any wages. Nearly 10 percent of women worked for themselves, while 6 percent of women were employed in casual works. Only 1.1 percent of them were employers.
Working women in Turkey earned 1,654 Turkish Liras, roughly 513 euros, per month on average.
The highest wages were in the service sector with an average of 1,723 liras, while wages in the agricultural sector were at the bottom of the list with 1,297 liras.
In the industrial sector women earned 1,404 liras on average.
The data also showed education level had a direct impact on earnings, as women withour higher education earned less than 1,000 liras per month, while university graduates earned some 2,419 per month.