Multidimensional Poverty Analysis: A comparison of Turkey and EU

Karadag M. A. , Saracoglu B.

AMME IDARESI DERGISI, cilt.48, sa.4, ss.129-161, 2015 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.129-161


According to official results Turkey has shown great reduction in consumption poverty since 2002. However, poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon and methods that consider only income would not be enough to show all aspect of poverty. In this paper, we provide two different multidimensional poverty measures for Turkey over 2006-2012 following Alkire, Apablaza and Jung (2014). Results are compared with EU countries. In addition to monetary indicators, severe material deprivation, work intensity, health, education and environmental indicators taken into account while constructing multidimensional poverty measures. According to results, although Turkey has shown significant decline in poverty from 2006 to 2012, its poverty level is still well above the EU average.