Cohort analysis of informal sector in Turkey

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2010
Yaşar, Sezer
This thesis examines the life-cycle profile of informal employment in Turkey. To achieve this goal cohort analysis technique and 2000-2007 Household Labor Force Survey micro level data of State Institute of Statistics is used. Informal sector is composed of people working without social security coverage due to their current jobs. Analyzes are conducted both for the total sample and six education groups separately. Besides informal employment, labor force participation and unemployment rates are also examined and using these variables net transitions between the sectors over the life-cycle are tired to be observed. According to the results; informal employment rate decreases at young ages, relatively stable at middle ages and then increases rapidly at older ages. Moreover, strong cohort effects are found in many variables and the cross section profiles differ from the true life-cycle profiles remarkably.

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S. Yaşar, “Cohort analysis of informal sector in Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.