Regional Unemployment Disparities in Turkey
Mehmet Güçlü ()
Additional contact information
Mehmet Güçlü: Ege University, Department of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Turkey.
Journal for Economic Forecasting, 2017, issue 2, 94-108
The aim of this study is to analyze the reasons of unemployment disparities among 26 NUTS-2 regions in Turkey for the period 2004-2013. To that end, spatial panel econometrics is employed. It is empirically proven that the determinants of the regional unemployment disparities are labor force participation rate, young population, industrial mix and educational attainment. Further, it is detected that there is a spatial dependence (spatial autocorrelation) among the regions. In other words, it is discovered that an increase in unemployment rate in a region also affects the unemployment rates of neighboring regions. Spillover effects of independent variables are also estimated. Hereby, the impacts of factors, which determine unemployment in a region, both on that region and neighboring regions are obtained individually.
Keywords: regional unemployment; spatial panel econometrics; spatial autocorrelation; spillover effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R12 R23 C23 C33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:rjr:romjef:v::y:2017:i:2:p:94-108
Access Statistics for this article
Journal for Economic Forecasting is currently edited by Lucian Liviu Albu and Corina Saman
More articles in Journal for Economic Forecasting from Institute for Economic Forecasting Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Corina Saman ().