The Human Development Monitor Research conducted by INGEV Social Research Center (TAM) in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Communication aims to better comprehend society’s attitudes and perceptions toward gender equality, the barriers faced by women at the workplace, and pandemic’s impact on women’s participation in employment. INGEV carried out an earlier research study on these issues in March 2020 and this recent study in February 2022 provides comparative findings.
The most prominent findings of the study in February 2022 are as follows:
- Unemployment has a disproportionate impact on women. Attitudes about prioritizing men’s employment over women’s are on the rise in society.
- While 41% of women stated they were working before the pandemic, they had to leave the workforce following the outbreak.
- Low pay, remote workplace, and childcare issues are the primary reasons why women decided to leave their job during the pandemic.