Analysis of female labor force participation: evidence from Turkey
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CitationLimanlı, Ö. (2017). Analysis of female labor force participation: Evidence from Turkey. In Regional Studies on Economic Growth, Financial Economics and Management , 7 (139-171). Springer, Cham.
In this study, we have estimated the determinants of female labor force participation in Turkey. For this purpose, we have used Household Labor Force Survey for 2000-2014. The determinants of female labor force participation have been studied extensively by previous studies but this paper differs in some ways. First and foremost, previous studies have used traditional estimation techniques such as simple logit or probit estimators. Here, we have used a newly developed estimator called special regression, and we have included the random individual effect in the model by using recursive mixed-process estimator. Second, we have taken into account endogeneity problem of education which is mostly ignored by researchers. Finally, previous studies, generally, have used 1 year data. This paper has used 14 years data so we might see whether there is a change in the effect of explanatory variable. Generally speaking, estimation results have demonstrated that education, not surprisingly, has positive and significant effect. Marital status, having children and region are other important variables. Estimation results support previous studies.