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Child poverty in Turkey – a decade of change

Gürdal, İrem
Child poverty is an important issue to be examined in many countries today. The aim of this study is to make a contribution to the literature by focusing on the decade of change in child poverty in Turkey. Within this respect, a variety of analyses are conducted in order to investigate child poverty in Turkey in 2007 and 2017 by using micro datasets of Surveys on Income and Living Conditions run by Turkish Statistical Institute. In the beginning of study, compositional changes in child poverty determinants are given place. Afterwards, determinants of child poverty in 2007 and 2017 are examined according to the relative and absolute income thresholds set in this study. A decade of change in determinants of child poverty is handled under each analysis. Lastly, sources of household incomes of children are discussed in detail in order to better understand child poverty in Turkey.