JESR 2019, 18(S1): 99-107

Original Article in Journal of Economic and Social Research

GARMENT SECTOR IN TURKEY AND PRESENT HEALTH STATUS OF PREGNANT WOMEN WORKING IN THIS SECTOR

Author: Emel Verim1

1 Assistant professor of sociology at Duzce University, Turkey
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Abstract

Turkey is a country which its economy is relied on the Garment sector and most workers in Garment factories are women .This study seeks to investigate the health status of women workers in Garment factories in Turkey, especially the health status of pregnant women working in this sector. According to the results of this study, health status of pregnant women is not improved in this country in spite of increasing monthly household income. This study investigate the nutritional status, and common diseases among the pregnant women working in garment sector. The most difficulties of the pregnant women is anemia, low blood hemoglobin level which will be caused because of long working times, work pressure and insufficient working place.

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