Export Orientation and Female Share of Employment: Evidence from Turkey
World Development, Vol. 28, Issue 7, July 2000
Posted: 10 Jul 2001
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.
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