Determinants of Unemployment Duration for Men and Women in Turkey

41 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2004

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Aysit Tansel

Middle East Technical University (METU) - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Economic Research Forum (ERF)

H. Mehmet Tasci

Balikesir University - Department of Econometrics

Date Written: February 2004

Abstract

There are few studies on unemployment duration in developing countries. This is the first study on duration aspect of unemployment in Turkey. We use the results of the Household Labor Force Surveys of 2000 and 2001 to construct a cross-section of durations of unemployment spells. We analyze the determinants of probability of leaving unemployment or the hazard rate. The effects of the personal and household characteristics and the local labor market conditions are examined. Non-Parametric and parametric estimation methods are used. Unobserved heterogeneity were not siginificant. Two alternative definitions of unemployment are considered. The analyses are carried out for men and women separately. Our results indicate that women are experiencing higher unemployment durations then men. Age has a negative and education has a positive effect on the hazard rate. The effect of the local unemployment rate is large and negative. Duration dependence of the exit rate from unemployment is different for men and women. For men, there is slight U-shaped duration dependence, while for women there is no duration dependence.

Keywords: Unemployment duration, duration analysis, gender, Turkey

JEL Classification: J64, C41, J16

Suggested Citation

Tansel, Aysit and Tasci, H. Mehmet, Determinants of Unemployment Duration for Men and Women in Turkey (February 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=512222

Aysit Tansel (Contact Author)

Middle East Technical University (METU) - Department of Economics ( email )

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H. Mehmet Tasci

Balikesir University - Department of Econometrics ( email )

Bandirma/Balikesir
Turkey

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