Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/166737
Authors: 
Çörekçioğlu, Gözde
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Koç University-TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum Working Paper Series 1613
Abstract: 
Do religiously conservative governments enact policies that limit opportunities for women? This study addresses this general question in a specific context: whether pro-Islamist politicians' preferences for traditional gender roles translate into discriminatory employment practices in Turkish municipalities. I combine data from 2009 municipal elections with a unique dataset of municipal personnel. Comparing close races for the mayor, who appoints municipal personnel, I find no evidence of gender bias with mayors from the pro-Islamist party. Conditioning on the type of incumbent, I find that the share of females among white-collars decreases in municipalities where a pro-Islamist mayor replaced a secular mayor.
Subjects: 
Political Islam
Regression Discontinuity
Femal Employment
Disermination
Turkey
JEL: 
D72
H75
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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