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Wage Inequality In Turkey: Decomposition By Statistical Regions, 1980–2001


  • Adem Yavuz Elveren


This paper analyzes wage inequality in the Turkish manufacturing sector annually from 1980 to 2001, and also provides some evidence for inequality in the post†2001 period. Using the between†groups component of Theil's T statistic, the paper provides more information on wage inequality. It decomposes the evolution of inequality by statistical regions – The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics – (i.e. NUTS†1 and NUTS†2). The decompositions show that inequality has increased since the late 1980s in the private sector both between regions of NUTS†1 and NUTS†2.

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  • Adem Yavuz Elveren, 2010. "Wage Inequality In Turkey: Decomposition By Statistical Regions, 1980–2001," Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 22(1), pages 55-72, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:revurb:v:22:y:2010:i:1:p:55-72
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-940X.2010.00169.x

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    1. Burhan Can Karahasan & Firat Bilgel, 2018. "Economic Geography, Growth Dynamics and Human Capital Accumulation in Turkey: Evidence from Regional and Micro Data," Working Papers 1233, Economic Research Forum, revised 10 Oct 2018.
    2. Adem Y. Elveren, 2012. "Military Spending and Income Inequality:Evidence on Cointegration and Causality for Turkey,1963--2007," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(3), pages 289-301, April.
    3. Burhan Can Karahasan, 2014. "The Spatial Distribution Of New Firms:Can Peripheral Areas Escape From The Curse Of Remoteness?," Romanian Journal of Regional Science, Romanian Regional Science Association, vol. 8(2), pages 1-28, DECEMBER.
    4. Adem Yavuz Elveren, 2015. "The Impact of the Informal Employment on the Social Security Deficits in Turkey," World Journal of Applied Economics, WERI-World Economic Research Institute, vol. 1(1), pages 3-19, June.
    5. Maurice CATIN & Abdelhak KAMAL, 2011. "Urbanisation, Inegalites Urbaines Et Developpement En Turquie (1950-2000)," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 34, pages 141-162.
    6. Duran, Hasan Engin, 2019. "Asymmetries in regional development: Does TFP or capital accumulation matter for spatial inequalities?," The Journal of Economic Asymmetries, Elsevier, vol. 20(C).

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