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  • Heterogeneous effects of minimum wage on labor market outcomes: A case study from Turkey 

    We assess the effects of a sharp minimum wage increase on wages, informality, and employment in Turkey, a large developing economy with one of the highest minimum wage-to-average wage ratios among OECD countries and widespread discrepancies between labor market outcomes of women and of men. We look at the quasi-experimental 2016 minimum wage increase and pay attention to identifying information coming from demographic groups. We find that the increase in the minimum wage had an economically ...

  • Labor market outcomes of minimum wage increases: A case study 

    Authors:Işık, Enes
    Publisher and Date:(Kadir Has University, 2019)
    There is an ongoing controversy surrounding the minimum wage policy. On the one hand, proponents argue that minimum wage can support employment in the presence of a labor market monopsony; opponents, on the other hand, argue that minimum wage has adverse impact on employment outcomes. In this study, using the 33% minimum wage increase in 2016 in Turkey as a quasi-experiment and utilizing the regional variation in the fraction of workers a↵ected by minimum wage increases, I examine the impact ...