publication . Article . 2010

Employment, Economic Growth and Labor Market Performance: The Case of Turkey

Alparslan AKÇORAOĞLU;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Ekonomik Yaklasim, volume 21, issue 77, pages 101-114
Abstract
The fundamental aim of this paper is to explore the empirical relationship between employment and economic growth in Turkey over the period 1995Q1-2007Q4 by using modern time series techniques. The employment growth performance is a concern for Turkey as its employment rate is well below any European Union (EU) member country. Some authors have argued that the rates of employment growth in Turkey have remained low over the same period despite relatively strong economic growth. The results of cointegration tests indicate the existence of a long-run relationship between the real GDP and employment. An estimate of employment elasticity of economic growth is obtaine...
Subjects
free text keywords: Employment, Economic Growth, Employment Policy, Employment Intensity of Growth, Cointegration., jel:J2, jel:O4
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