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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 2)
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Decomposition of Income Inequality in Turkey

H. Hatice Ozkoc, Ozlem Kiren Gurler and Senay Ucdogruk
Corresponding Author:  Ozlem Kiren Gurler 

Key words:  Decomposition, Gini coefficient, income inequality, , , ,
Vol. 3 , (2): 96-103
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2011 January, 27 2011 February, 23 2011 March, 30
Abstract:

Providing income distribution and justice of income distribution is one of the important phenomena of countries. At the same time, knowledge about income distribution directly displays country’s economic condition since inequalities in income distribution are indicators of general economic inequalities. In this study, income variations were studied by putting forward the functional structure of income distribution in Turkey. Income inequality was computed by using data of Budget Survey between 2002 and 2006 by TurkStat and decomposition within various groups was investigated. The results show that the difference in the levels of affluence between genders, years, levels of education and occupations was found to be quite high. No significant difference in the levels of affluence was observed between rural and urban areas.
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H. Hatice Ozkoc, Ozlem Kiren Gurler and Senay Ucdogruk, 2011. Decomposition of Income Inequality in Turkey.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(2): 96-103.
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