Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
In this dissertation, I present three distinct topics on labor economics that can be read independently from one another. In the first chapter, using matched mother-child data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, I investigate the impact of mothers’ involuntary job loss on children’s academic achievement. In the next chapter, I examine the impact of eye and hair color on wages-at-first-job after schooling. In addition, I investigate whether hair color has an impact on the wage-at-the-first-job if the individual resides among people who have similar features. In the last chapter, I examine the impact of unemployment insurance benefit generosity on benefit duration and labor market transitions in Turkey with a regression discontinuity design.
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Filiz, Sukriye Elif, "Essays in Labor Economics" (2015). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 1912.
Mocan, H. Naci