Minimum wages, social security and household welfare in Turkey

Karagözoğlu, Onur (2022) Minimum wages, social security and household welfare in Turkey. [Thesis]

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In this study, we investigate the effects of minimum wage change together with a social security reform on households’ welfare and social security budget in Turkey. For this research, we focus on 2014 and 2016 since both changes occurred in these years, and we can observe the effects and consequences jointly and severally. We used large-scale longitudinal data and developed an overlapping generations model (OLG) for our analysis. The main results of this study are: despite its restricted domain, social security reforms increased collected taxes, but it has extenuating effects on households’ welfare. On the other hand, the minimum wage changes have a larger impact area, and it has altered both the social security budget and households’ welfare positively.
Item Type: Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Minimum Wage. -- Household Welfare. -- Social Security. -- Asgari Ücret. -- Hanehalkı Refahı. -- Sosyal Güvenlik.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dila Günay
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2023 14:04
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2023 14:41

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