Quality of life in Turkey : a comparative analysis with the European Union member states

Kaya, Şafak
This study aims to describe the quality of life of Turkey in comparison with the European Union Member States including the other candidate countries Bulgaria and Romania. The main question in the study is to determine where Turkey stands in terms of quality of life domains in the membership process to the European Union. For this aim, “The European Quality of Life Survey” that has been launched in 2003 including 28 countries in Europe has been used. The survey consists of eight life domains including different objective and subjective indicators to measure the quality of life in these countries. The findings revealed that although Turkey displays similar patterns with the other candidate countries, it lags behind the European Union Member States in most of these eight quality of life domains.


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Citation Formats
Ş. Kaya, “Quality of life in Turkey : a comparative analysis with the European Union member states,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.