EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Turkish Wage Curve: Evidence from the Household Labor Force Survey

Badi Baltagi (), Yusuf Baskaya () and Timur Hulagu

No 134, Center for Policy Research Working Papers from Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Abstract: This paper examines the Turkish wage curve using individual data from the Household Labor Force Survey (HLFS) including 26 NUTS-2 regions over the period 2005 - 2008. When the local unemployment rate is treated as predetermined, there is evidence in favor of the wage curve only for younger and female workers. However, if the lagged unemployment rate is used as an instrument for current unemployment rate, we find an unemployment elasticity of -0.099. We also find a higher elasticity for younger, less educated, low experienced workers than for older, more educated and more experienced workers. Another important finding is that the wages of females in Turkey are significantly more responsive to local unemployment rates than their male counterparts.

Keywords: Wage Curve; Fixed Effects; Instrumental Variables; Two-Stage Least Squares (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C26 J30 J60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10 pages
Date: 2011-09
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Journal Article: The Turkish wage curve: Evidence from the Household Labor Force Survey (2012) Downloads
Working Paper: The Turkish Wage Curve: Evidence from the Household Labor Force Survey (2011) Downloads
Working Paper: The Turkish Wage Curve: Evidence from the Household Labor Force Survey (2011) Downloads
Working Paper: The Turkish Wage Curve: Evidence from the Household Labor Force Survey (T�rkiye�de �cret Egrisi: Hanehalki Isg�c� Anketi�nden Bulgular) (2011) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:max:cprwps:134

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Center for Policy Research Working Papers from Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University 426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse, New York USA 13244-1020. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Margaret Austin () and Candi Patterson () and Katrina Wingle ().

 
Page updated 2020-11-09
Handle: RePEc:max:cprwps:134