Youth unemployment in Turkey
AuthorSusanlı, Zehra Bilgen
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CitationSusanlı, Z. B. (2016). Youth Unemployment in Turkey. Handbook of Research on Unemployment and Labor Market Sustainability in the Era of Globalization, 157-176. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2008-5.ch010
This book chapter describes the recent trends in youth unemployment in Turkey by taking into account the causes of unemployment, and the job search methods of the unemployed. Analyses reveal interesting insights. First, inactivity among youth remains high despite the steep decline in the NEET rate during the last decade. Across age groups and genders, females aged between 20 and 24 have the highest NEET rates. Second, there is a widening gender unemployment gap which underscores gender differences in access to jobs. Third, unemployment rates increase consistently with the level of education. Fourth, while temporary jobs coming to an end is the most common reason for unemployment reported by males, a substantial share of unemployed females is first-time jobs-seekers. As far as policymaking is concerned, education policies as well as timely and well-designed training and job assistance programs are essential for facilitating the youth's entry into stable employment.