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The Determinants of Earning Differentials in Ankara and Istanbul

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  • I.Semih Akçomak

    () (MERIT, Maastricht University)

  • Zehra Kasnakoglu

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In this study, an attempt is made to compare and contrast the determinants of earnings differentials in Ankara and Istanbul. The determinants of earnings differentials are first examined with semi-logarithmic single equation models based on the basic human capital approach. Secondly, extended models are formed in which all the variables are expressed as dummy variables. In general, the average per hour earnings in Istanbul, is higher than in Ankara. It is found that age, gender, education and job status have significant effects on the explanatory power of the model, whereas occupation and marital status have only limited effect.

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  • I.Semih Akçomak & Zehra Kasnakoglu, 2001. "The Determinants of Earning Differentials in Ankara and Istanbul," ERC Working Papers 0102, ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University, revised Feb 2001.
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    Keywords

    Turkey; earning differentials;

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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