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Female Labor Force Participation Rate And Economic Growth In The Framework Of Kuznets Curve: Evidence From Turkey

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  • BUHARI DOGAN

    () (Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics, Isparta/Turkey)

  • MÜRSEL AKYÜZ

    (Munzur University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics,Tunceli/Turkey)

Abstract

In this study, the effect of economic growth in Turkey on the labor force participation rate of women was examined in the context of the Kuznets (1955) curve in the context of the data for the quarter years of 2000Q1-2013Q4. The co-integration test of the series was performed with the ARDL boundary test approach. As a result of the cointegration test, we find that the series move together in the long run. Findings show that economic growth increases women's labor force participation rate first but then it decreases women's labor force participation rate. Findings indicate that there is a reverse "U" relationship between economic growth and female labor force participation. As a result of the short-term analysis, it is found that error correction coefficient of the model is negative and statistically significant.

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  • Buhari Dogan & Mürsel Akyüz, 2017. "Female Labor Force Participation Rate And Economic Growth In The Framework Of Kuznets Curve: Evidence From Turkey," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 19, pages 33-54, June.
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    Keywords

    Economic growth; Turkey; Kuznets Curve; Women's Labor Force Participation Rate;

    JEL classification:

    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General

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