Regional income growth disparities and convergence in Turkey : analyzing the role of human capital differences

Saral, Güldem
The aim of this thesis is to analyze the growth performances of regions in Turkey and the role of human capital in this process within the framework of new growth theory. For this aim, it firstly attempts to investigate the evolution of regional income growth differences in Turkey in the period 1980-2000 and the tendency of provinces in Turkey towards income growth convergence. Secondly, by taking a detailed account of human capital, it aims to explore the contribution of human capital differences towards explaining income growth disparities among Turkey̕s provinces. In this framework, human capital is defined in terms of education, entrepreneurship and innovation.


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Citation Formats
G. Saral, “Regional income growth disparities and convergence in Turkey : analyzing the role of human capital differences,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.