Women Employment in terms of Gender Inequality across the Provinces of Turkey


  • Fatih CELEBIOGLU Dumlupinar University


Women Employment, Gender Inequality, Gender Wage Gap, Spatial Analysis, Turkey


Inequalities are very important and multi-dimensional problem for all countries in the world. Particularly, the problem is challenging for developing countries due to the presence of not equal opportunities in economic life. This study aims to examine relations between women employment and socio-economic inequalities by using spatial data and techniques across the regions of Turkey. We use women employment’s share in total employment of provinces in 2014 as an indicator of women employment as long as the following variables used as independent are Gender Equality Index, Socio-Economic Development Index, gender based wage gap and household size. To test spatial dimensions of the variables, firstly we perform an Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis on all variables for provinces of Turkey. Secondly, we explain spatial econometrics dimensions of women employment in Turkey. The results indicate that spatial regression is statistically significant and have high level of coefficient of determination in terms of spatial lag and error models. The study results indicate the significant relations among independent variables and women employment. Overall, our results show new dimensions of spatial distribution of women employment in Turkey.



How to Cite

CELEBIOGLU, F. (2017). Women Employment in terms of Gender Inequality across the Provinces of Turkey. Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics, 10(19), 61-80. Retrieved from https://ejbe.org/index.php/EJBE/article/view/179