Investing in Social Care Infrastructure and Employment Generation: A Distributional Analysis of the Care Economy in Turkey

Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers Series, No. 882

29 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2017

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Kijong Kim

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

Ipek Ilkkaracan

Istanbul Technical University - Department of Management Engineering

Tolga Kaya

Istanbul Technical University - Department of Management Engineering

Date Written: February 27, 2017

Abstract

This paper examines the aggregate and gender employment impact of expanding the early childhood care and preschool education (ECCPE) sector in Turkey and compares it to the expansion of the construction sector. The authors’ methodology combines input-output analysis with a statistical microsimulation approach. Their findings suggest that the expansion of the ECCPE sector creates more jobs and does so in a more gender-equitable way than an expansion of the construction sector. In particular, it narrows the gender employment and earnings gaps, generates more decent jobs, and achieves greater short-run fiscal sustainability.

Keywords: Early Childhood Care and Preschool Education, Employment, Gender Equality, Macroeconomic Impact, Microsimulation, Input-Output Analysis

JEL Classification: I25; E17; R15; O23

Suggested Citation

Kim, Kijong and Ilkkaracan, Ipek and Kaya, Tolga, Investing in Social Care Infrastructure and Employment Generation: A Distributional Analysis of the Care Economy in Turkey (February 27, 2017). Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers Series, No. 882 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2924794 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2924794

Kijong Kim (Contact Author)

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College ( email )

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Ipek Ilkkaracan

Istanbul Technical University - Department of Management Engineering ( email )

34367 Istanbul
Turkey

Tolga Kaya

Istanbul Technical University - Department of Management Engineering ( email )

34367 Istanbul
Turkey

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