Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58428
Authors: 
Tansel, Aysit
Güngör, Nil Demet
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6532
Abstract: 
Several recent empirical studies have examined the gender effects of education on economic growth or on steady-state level of output using the much exploited, familiar cross-country data in order to determine their quantitative importance and the direction of correlation. This paper undertakes a similar study of the gender effects of education using province level data for Turkey. The main findings indicate that female education positively and significantly affects the steady-state level of labor productivity, while the effect of male education is in general either positive or insignificant. Separate examination of the effect of educational gender gap was negative on output. The results are found to be robust to a number of sensitivity analyses, such as elimination of outlier observations, controls for simultaneity and measurement errors, controls for omitted variables by including regional dummy variables, steady-state versus growth equations and considering different samples.
Subjects: 
labor productivity
economic development
education
gender
Turkey
JEL: 
O11
O15
I21
J16
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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