Unemployment and labour force participation in Turkey

Tansel, Aysıt
This article investigates the relationship between labour force participation rate and unemployment rate in Turkey a developing country. Cointegration analysis is carried out for the aggregate and gender-specific series. The findings indicate that there is no long-run relationship between labour force participation and unemployment rates in Turkey. Thus, unlike in the case of the developed countries, the unemployment invariance hypothesis is supported in Turkey.


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Citation Formats
A. Tansel and E. AKSOY, “Unemployment and labour force participation in Turkey,” APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, pp. 184–187, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/31242.