Güven, Aydan Ege
Housing and living environment deprivation, although being a concept that cannot be agreed upon in its definition and measurement, is generally considered the accumulation of fundamental deficiencies in housing and the living environment. This thesis states that the housing supply in Turkey does not serve the needs of the households that diversify in terms of quality, therefore it is necessary to determine the deprivation levels of housing and living environment experienced by households in varying ways. Research and analyses to be carried out on a national scale regarding the existing housing and living environments are of great importance in determining households' needs and guiding central policies. This thesis aims to examine the levels of housing and living environment deprivation in Turkey based on tenure types, regions, dwelling types, household compositions and income groups, and to reveal the extent to which different dimensions of housing and living environment deprivation vary based on regions, using data of Turkish Statistical Institute, the Income and Living Conditions Survey dated 2020. Among the examined dimensions, the effect of the income factor is observed most prominently. Although the deprivation rate is found to be higher for the tenants, no significant difference is observed between the tenants and owner-occupiers. Families consisting of a lone parent and child are found to be more vulnerable in terms of housing and living environment conditions excluding overcrowding. It is presented that the prominent problem area throughout the country is the heating problem caused by the insulation of the house, while, a different problem area comes to the fore for each region in Turkey.


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Citation Formats
A. E. Güven, “HOUSING AND LIVING ENVIRONMENT DEPRIVATION IN TURKEY,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2023.