Determinants of Turkish female labour force participation: an analysis with manufacturing firm-level data
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CitationKaramollaoglu, N. & Soybilgen, B. (January 05, 2020). Determinants of Turkish female labour force participation: an analysis with manufacturing firmlevel data, Applied Economics Letters. ss. 1-4, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2019.1707757
Compared to other developing countries, Turkey has a very low female labour participation rate. Previous studies usually focus on the labour supply side of female employment. Unlike the previous literature, this paper investigates firm-level determinants of female employment in manufacturing firms using a unique micro data set constructed using different sources. After controlling for geographical variation, firm, and industry-specific factors, our results show that larger firms, exporter firms, firms with higher part-time worker ratio, and foreign-owned firms have higher female employment rate whereas younger firms, firms with higher labour productivity, and firms with long working hours have lower female employment rate.