Export Orientation and Female Share of Employment: Evidence from Turkey

World Development, Vol. 28, Issue 7, July 2000

Posted: 10 Jul 2001

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Sule Ozler

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Abstract

We investigate the relationship between export orientation and female share of employment in the Turkish manufacturing sector, during 1983-85, following the onset of export-led industrialization policies. Using plant-level data we find that female share of employment in a plant increases with the export to total output ratio of its sector. The contribution of the study to the literature is its use of plant-level data for a large number of plants, enabling us to control for other determinants of female share of employment, such as workers' skill composition, at the plant level.

Suggested Citation

Ozler, Sule, Export Orientation and Female Share of Employment: Evidence from Turkey. World Development, Vol. 28, Issue 7, July 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=252915

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