Does gender discrimination contribute to low labor force participation of women in turkey ? : 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.0-28, 29 p.

Publisher

Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries Iran and Turkey

Publication Date

2018-12-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

29

Main Topic

Economy

Topics

Abstract EN

Low female labor force participation continues to be an important problem in the Turkish labor market.

Labor market participation of women might be worsened by the cultural and traditional factors, such as the division of labor in the household, or economic factors, such as discrimination against females.

In this paper, we try to identify hiring stage differences among men and women via a correspondence audit methodology.

In doing so, we produce two new measures of employer response in addition to the standard callback measure used in the literature.

We show that employers treat male and female applicants’ resumes similarly prior to the callback stage.

However, there is weak but positive discrimination against female applicants in the Turkish labor market.

Hence, hiring stage discrimination does not contribute to the low female labor force participation in Turkey

American Psychological Association (APA)

Balkan, Binnur& Cilasun, Seyit Mumin. 2018. Does gender discrimination contribute to low labor force participation of women in turkey ? : evidence from survey and field data. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series،Vol. 2018, no. 1172-1274, pp.0-28.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-836466

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Balkan, Binnur& Cilasun, Seyit Mumin. Does gender discrimination contribute to low labor force participation of women in turkey ? : evidence from survey and field data. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series No. 1172-1274 (Dec. 2018), pp.0-28.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-836466

American Medical Association (AMA)

Balkan, Binnur& Cilasun, Seyit Mumin. Does gender discrimination contribute to low labor force participation of women in turkey ? : evidence from survey and field data. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series. 2018. Vol. 2018, no. 1172-1274, pp.0-28.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-836466

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendices : p. 17-28

Record ID

BIM-836466