The role of religion in female labor supply: Evidence from two Muslim denominations

buir.contributor.orcidAkyol, Pelin|0000-0002-1017-8844en_US
buir.contributor.orcidÖkten, Çaǧla|0000-0001-5312-4208en_US
dc.citation.epage38en_US
dc.citation.spage1en_US
dc.contributor.authorAkyol, Pelin
dc.contributor.authorÖkten, Çaǧla
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorAkyol, Pelin
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorÖkten, Çaǧla
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-23T11:26:56Z
dc.date.available2023-02-23T11:26:56Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.departmentDepartment of Economicsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the association between religion and female labor market outcomes using new micro-level data on two distinct Muslim denominations in Turkey: Sunni and Alevi Muslims. We find a positive and significant association between being an Alevi Muslim and female labor force participation and employment, whereas there are no significant differences in male labor market outcomes between the two denominations. We provide evidence that Alevi Muslims have more gender-equal views regarding the role of women in the labor market and consider themselves as more modern. Both Sunnis and Alevis consider themselves as believers in religion (Islam). However, Sunnis are more likely to abide by the rules of religion. We argue that differences in views on gender roles and self-identity regarding modernity between the two denominations drive the results on female labor market outcomes. © Université catholique de Louvain 2022.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/dem.2022.3en_US
dc.identifier.eissn2054-0906
dc.identifier.issn2054-0892
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/111627
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1017/dem.2022.3en_US
dc.source.titleJournal of Demographic Economicsen_US
dc.subjectCultureen_US
dc.subjectFemale labor force participationen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleThe role of religion in female labor supply: Evidence from two Muslim denominationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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