Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110024
Authors: 
Değirmenci, Serkan
İlkkaracan, İpek
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Levy Economics Institute 774
Abstract: 
Turkish economic growth has been characterized by periodic crises since financial liberalization reforms were enacted in the early 1990s. Given the phenomenally low female labor force participation rate in Turkey (one of the lowest in the world) and the limited scope of the country's unemployment insurance scheme, there appears to be ample room for a female added worker effect as a household strategy against unemployment shocks under economic crises. Using micro data from household labor force surveys for the 2004-10 period, we examine the extent to which an unemployment shock to the primary male earner instigates female members of the household to move from nonparticipant status to labor market participation. ...
Subjects: 
Labor Supply
Economic Crisis: Turkey
JEL: 
J16
J21
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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