Aysit Tansel (2012) Demography and Management Towards 2050: Repercussions on the Turkish Labor Market (in Turkish) TUSIAD and UNFPA.


AKSOY E., Ozdemir Z. A.

IKTISAT ISLETME VE FINANS, vol.28, no.329, pp.97-102, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 329
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : IKTISAT ISLETME VE FINANS
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-102

Abstract

This book is part of a series of books by Tusiad and Unfpa on Education, Labor Market, Health System and on Social Security System in Turkey with a view towards 2050. One of the distinguishing features of this book is that it provides explanations and definitions for a number of demographic and labor market concepts and theories in a plain and understandable language. The analysis concentrates on the supply side of the labor market whereby the demographic features and the labor supply characteristics are interrelated. According to the population projections the Demographic Window of Opportunity has started in Turkey in 2010 and will end in 2040. During this period the working age population of Turkey will reach high levels and could potentially contribute to the growth and development in Turkey Provided that the quality of the working age population could be increased and that necessary employment could be generated, Turkey will benefit from the Demographic Window of Opportunity and otherwise there will be risks involved. Author provides historical information about the main labor market indicators such as labor force participation, employment and unemployment by gender and various other characteristics. Further, the thrust of the book is the provision of projections for the labor force participation employment and unemployment rates and numbers for the period 2010-2050 by gender and total under three different scenarios about the economic and educational developments. Final part of the book provides general evaluation and policy proposals about the labor market participation of youth, women and old-age groups in terms of education, skills generation and skills upgrading in order to create the educated, skilled and healthy labor force of the future. Investments in technological developments and research and deveolopment are also emphasized. This book could be profitably used in the labor economics and Turkish labor market courses at the universities as a supplementary book