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The Number of Workers in the Regulation of Labour Market in Turkey

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  • Inci Kuzgun

    (Hacettepe University, Department of Economics)

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In this paper, it is aimed to highlight the importance of number of workers as the basic criterion for regulation of labour market in Turkey as a case study. The number of workers has been used as a criterion for legislative arrangements by first Labour Law 3008 since 1936. From a policy standpoint, the message is that there is a relationship between using of number of workers for regulation of labour market and the characteristcs of economy and labour market. It is result of main share of micro and small enterprises. Thus, it is aimed to protect micro and small sized enterprises in Turkey. This protective approach has been observed in three points. In the considering two exceptions of Labour Law 4857,in regulation of employment protection and in the obligation of employers. The regulations of labour market based on the number of workers have been analyzed in this paper.

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  • Inci Kuzgun, 2012. "The Number of Workers in the Regulation of Labour Market in Turkey," Hacettepe University Department of Economics Working Papers 20126, Hacettepe University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hac:hacwop:20126
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    Turkey; the workers’ number; regulation of labour market; micro and small firms; criterion;

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