STRIKING FINDINGS REGARDING THE TURKISH LABOR MARKET: PERSISTENT YOUTH FEMALE UNEMPLOYMENT

Seyfettin Gürsel, Gökçe Uysal Kolaşın ve Yazgı Genç

This research brief studies the gender gap in unemployment rates in the period of 2005-2017 using the data of HLS from Turkstat. During this period, sizable increases in female labor force participation ratios are observed in the data. Even though female labor force participation rates increase drastically at lower education levels, i.e. for women without a college degree, the gender gap in unemployment rates stay stagnant. Yet, the state of affairs at the high education level is different. The gender gap in unemployment at this level widened, particularly in the age group of 20-29. It goes without saying that difficulties and obstacles that young women face in finding jobs despite their qualifications remains an issue to be further investigated.

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