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Underemployment in the Turkish Labor Market

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Using individual-level data from Household Labor Force Surveys for the period 2009-2015, this paper examines the determinants of underemployment in the sample of wage and salary earners in Turkey. Findings from Probit estimations indicate that the effect of gender on the likelihood of underemployment is not statistically significant, and there is a negative association between educational attainment and the likelihood of underemployment. Within the group of higher educated individuals, there are important differences across fields of study.

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  • Zehra Bilgen SUSANLI, 2017. "Underemployment in the Turkish Labor Market," Sosyoekonomi Journal, Sosyoekonomi Society, issue 25(33).
  • Handle: RePEc:sos:sosjrn:170308
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    Keywords

    Underemployment; Turkey; Graduates;
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    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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