The impact of Conservative discourses in family policies, population politics, and gender rights in Poland and Turkey

Umut Korkut, Hande Eslen-Ziya

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This article uses childcare as a case study to test the impact of ideas that embody a traditional understanding of gender relations in relation to childcare. Conservative ideas regard increasing female labor market participation as a cause of decreasing fertility on the functioning of a set of general policies to increase fertility rates. It looks into the Polish and Turkish contexts for empirical evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-418
Number of pages32
JournalSocial Politics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011



  • politics
  • Poland
  • Turkey
  • gender
  • family policies
  • discourse
  • population

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