The effect of export-oriented growth on female labor market outcomes in Turkey

Baslevent C., Onaran O.

WORLD DEVELOPMENT, vol.32, no.8, pp.1375-1393, 2004 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2004.02.008
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1375-1393
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Using data from two rounds of an official household labor force survey, this paper analyzes the impact of export-oriented growth strategy on female labor force participation and employment in urban Turkey, controlling for both supply-side and demand-side factors. While the long-term economic growth at the province level is found to have a significant positive effect on both the employment and participation of women, the impact of export-orientation is not as strong and is more pronounced in the case of nonmarried women. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.