For whose sake is it anyway? Evaluation of explicit family policies in Turkey
Family policies impact the life of every citizen in a society at a very private level. Their content as well as the processes through which they are formed and altered documents the powers that shape the lives of families at the macrolevel. In this chapter we aim to document the current state as well as the change processes of the family policies in Turkey a country of socioeconomic variety and rapid change. Here we will give precedence to the aspects of family policy that are explicitly linked to the formation and daily life of families such as the Civil Code the Labor and Social Security Laws as well as the laws and regulations concerning family violence. However we will be leaving out many other rules and regulations that impact families more implicitly through the conditions they present to individual members of families such as the Penal Code and its regulations. © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014.