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dc.contributor.authorBaltagi, Badi H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBaskaya, Yusuf Soneren_US
dc.contributor.authorHulagu, Timuren_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents wage curves for formal and informal workers using a rich individual level data for Turkey over the period 2005-2009. The wage curve is an empirical regularity describing a negative relationship between regional unemployment rates and individuals' real wages. While this relationship has been well documented for a number of countries including Turkey, less attention has focused on how this relationship differs for informal versus formal employment. This is of utmost importance for less developed countries where informal employment plays a significant role in the economy. Using the Turkish Household Labor Force Survey observed over 26 NUTS-2 regions, we find that real hourly wages of informal workers in Turkey are more sensitive to variations in regional unemployment rates than wages of formal workers. This is true for all workers as well as for different gender and age groups.en_US
dc.publisherInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6836en_US
dc.subject.keywordformal/informal employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordwage curveen_US
dc.subject.keywordregional labor marketsen_US
dc.subject.stwInformeller Sektoren_US
dc.subject.stwRegionaler Arbeitsmarkten_US
dc.titleHow different are the wage curves for formal and informal workers? Evidence from Turkeyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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