The Turkish government has decided to start paying a monthly salary to "grandmothers" who take care of their daughters' daughters or the wives of their working children in an effort to prevent mothers from leaving work for full-time parenting.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Security said Wednesday that the salary would be 425 Turkish lira and that the new decision would be implemented in 10 Turkish provinces in its first phase and would include 60,000 Turkish families.
The move comes from the Turkish government as part of its efforts to support Turkish families and help working mothers to continue to work with the best possible care for children. The government encourages citizens to have three children at the minimum and takes more encouraging steps.