RELATIVE POVERTY IN TURKEY BETWEEN 1994 AND 2006
Keywords:Relative poverty, income distribution, socio-economic indicators
AbstractThis article examines relative poverty in Turkey in terms of changes and varying dimensions. It is based on annual and monthly disposable income criteria during the period spanning 1994-2006. In the first part of this study, we discussed conceptualization, measurement and differing approaches to poverty. This examination includes both global and regional definitions for poverty levels each varying in measure. Building on this discussion, we explored poverty in modern day Turkey and presented several research findings concerning the rate and dimensions of poverty in Turkey. In the second section of this article, the rates and varying dimensions of relative poverty cases in Turkey were analyzed. To accomplish this, five nationally cross-sectional representative household surveys named as “Household Budged and Income Distribution Survey” of 1994, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 were utilized.
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