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dc.contributor.authorTekgüç, Hasan
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-27T08:01:08Z
dc.date.available2019-06-27T08:01:08Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1360-8746
dc.identifier.issn1743-9612
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12469/269
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/13608746.2018.1548120
dc.description.abstractSocial assistance has become prominent in combating poverty in developing countries and has also contributed to the popularity and election success of governments implementing it. In this paper I employ household surveys and investigate the effect of social assistance on poverty and income inequality in Turkey. I also review the recent literature on poverty as well as different components of social protection spending: education health pensions and housing. In the empirical analysis I show that pensions still constitute the bulk of public transfers to households. Moreover home ownership ameliorates poverty and inequality for Turkey. Despite its modest amounts social assistance reduces poverty and its marginal effect on income inequality is larger than other income sources. These findings suggest that increases in social assistance budgets should accompany other policy measures in combating poverty and inequality.
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge Journals Taylor & Francis Ltd
dc.subjectSocial protection
dc.subjectsocial assistance
dc.subjectpoverty
dc.subjectincome inequality
dc.subjecthousing
dc.subjectTurkey
dc.titleDeclining Poverty and Inequality in Turkey: The Effect of Social Assistance and Home Ownership
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.startpage547
dc.identifier.endpage570
dc.relation.journalSouth European Society and Politics
dc.identifier.issue4
dc.identifier.volume23
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000458738700007
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13608746.2018.1548120
dc.contributor.khasauthorTekgüç, Hasan


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