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Wage Inequality in Turkey: 2002-2010

Bakis, Ozan; Polat, Sezgin;
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  • Published: 16 Jul 2013
This paper studies the evolution of wage inequality over the last decade in Turkey using household labor force survey between 2002 and 2010. During the period between 2002 and 2004, the relative supply of more educated workers to less educated workers stayed almost constant while their relative wages have decreased in the benefit of less educated workers. However, in the second period between 2004 and 2010 the relative supply of more educated workers to less educated workers had risen while their relative wages remained constant or kept increasing in the benefit of more educated workers. Both of these developments calls for factors other than those implied by a ...
free text keywords: Wage inequality; Wage structure; Labor Demand; Decomposition; Turkey, jel:J23, jel:J31
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