Recent Trends in Female Labor Force Participation in Turkey

State Planning Organization of the Republic of Turkey And World Bank Welfare and Social Policy Analytical Work Program Working Paper No. 2

34 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2013

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Arzu Uraz

World Bank

Meltem A. Aran

Development Analytics

Müşerref Hüsamoğlu

Turkey State Planning Organization

Dilek Okkalı Şanalmış

Turkey State Planning Organization

Sinem Capar

Turkey State Planning Organization

Date Written: March 10, 2010

Abstract

The female labor force participation level in Turkey is currently very low at 27% compared with the OECD and EU-19 averages of 61 and 64% respectively. This rate has been declining in the last 30 years from a level of 48% in 1980. This paper looks at the most recent trends and profiles of labor force participation of women in Turkey using three different household level data sources in available Turkey (HBS, LFS and TDHS) for the period 2003-2006. The paper also reports a multivatiate analysis on the probability of working for women, controlling for various characteristics.

Keywords: Turkey, labor, female, gender, migration, female labor force participation, urbanization

JEL Classification: J01, J22

Suggested Citation

Uraz, Arzu and Aran, Meltem A. and Hüsamoğlu, Müşerref and Okkalı Şanalmış, Dilek and Capar, Sinem, Recent Trends in Female Labor Force Participation in Turkey (March 10, 2010). State Planning Organization of the Republic of Turkey And World Bank Welfare and Social Policy Analytical Work Program Working Paper No. 2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2283112 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2283112

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Müşerref Hüsamoğlu

Turkey State Planning Organization ( email )

Ankara
Turkey

Dilek Okkalı Şanalmış

Turkey State Planning Organization ( email )

Ankara
Turkey

Sinem Capar

Turkey State Planning Organization ( email )

Ankara
Turkey

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