Job-to-Job movements in Turkey: Evidence from individual level data
AuthorTaşçı, Hacı Mehmet
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This study examines the main characteristics of job-to-job movers in Turkey, using the individual level data obtained from the Household Labor Force Surveys of 2004 and 2005. In order to examine the data we used two-step sample selection model following the approach developed by Heckman (1979). For comparison purposes, the analyses are carried out for the full data as well as by considering residence difference. We find that urban residents are more likely to change their jobs than rural residing ones. Further, while urban residing females are more likely to make a job-to-job movement, rural residing counterparts are less likely, compared to males. Moreover, marriage seems to decline the probability of job-to-job movement particularly in the urban areas. Further, while primary and junior high school graduates are more likely to change their jobs, high school graduates are less likely to change their jobs, compared to non-graduates. Increases in age seem to decline the likelihood of making a job-to-job movement.