Ethnic discrimination in the Turkish labor market : evidence from survey and field data

Joint Authors

Balkan, Binnur
Cilasun, Seyit Mumin

Source

Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series

Issue

Vol. 2018, Issue 1172-1274 (31 Dec. 2018), pp.0-33, 34 p.

Publisher

Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries Iran and Turkey

Publication Date

2018-12-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

34

Main Topic

Economy

Topics

Abstract EN

The labor market consequences of ethnic conflict between Kurds and Turks in Turkey are not examined in detail mainly due to data restrictions.

In this paper, we try to fill this gap in the literature by providing both survey and correspondence audit evidence of ethnic discrimination in the Turkish labor market against Kurdish minority.

First, we show that Kurds have lower educational attainment, higher unemployment rate, and longer unemployment spells.

Then, we conduct a correspondence audit and find that the Kurdish applicants receive fewer callbacks than the Turkish applicants although their resumes get similar attention at the earlier stages.

When we consider the gender dimension, we see no differential treatment of Kurdish males and Turkish males, but for each callback a Kurdish woman receives, a Turkish woman receives 2.5 callbacks.

Hence, we conclude that differential treatment by ethnicity might be a feature of the Turkish labor market, especially for females.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Balkan, Binnur& Cilasun, Seyit Mumin. 2018. Ethnic discrimination in the Turkish labor market : evidence from survey and field data. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series،Vol. 2018, no. 1172-1274, pp.0-33.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-836458

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Balkan, Binnur& Cilasun, Seyit Mumin. Ethnic discrimination in the Turkish labor market : evidence from survey and field data. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series No. 1172-1274 (Dec. 2018), pp.0-33.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-836458

American Medical Association (AMA)

Balkan, Binnur& Cilasun, Seyit Mumin. Ethnic discrimination in the Turkish labor market : evidence from survey and field data. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series. 2018. Vol. 2018, no. 1172-1274, pp.0-33.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-836458

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendices : p. 21-33

Record ID

BIM-836458