DO INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND LABOR STANDARDS AMELIORATE SYNCHRONOUSLY? ESTIMATION OF LABOR DEMAND ELASTICITY IN TURKEY1

Y. Pınar I SOYKUT SARICA, Aslı ŞEN TAŞBAŞI
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The broad objective of this paper is to examine the challenges faced by the Turkish labor market in the aftermath of the so-called trade liberalization period, particularly questioning whether a prominent change in pattern can be observed in labor demand elasticity. In the study, labor demand elasticities in the export-ing and import-competing sectors are estimated based on research undertaken between the years 1984 to 2001. Thus, the study looks for a vigorous link, or a dichotomy - if there is - between the strategies to stimulate international trade and the demand for labor.

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