A CLUSTER ANALYSIS OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY IN TURKEY


UĞUR M. S.

15th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development - Human Resources Development, Varazhdin, Hırvatistan, 9 - 10 Haziran 2016, ss.12-19 identifier

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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Varazhdin
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Hırvatistan
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.12-19

Özet

There are significant efforts on conceptualizing and measuring multidimensional poverty. In multidimensional approach to poverty, income as a proxy of wellbeing is not seen as a sole indicator for human lives, but other deprivations such as education, health and assets are judged within the analysis. In this paper, it is aimed to find a statistical tool to measure multidimensional poverty. Thus, we will use Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat)'s cross-sectional data set of income and living conditions of the households which are published since 2006 and the study will use 2010 data to constitute a statistically significant measure. One of the main advantages of this measure is not to identify an arbitrary poverty threshold for being poor or non-poor, instead, concentrates at their similarities with respect to their scores on various dimensions. Initial analyses show that housing indicators are one of the most important dimensions on multidimensional poverty and thus the households are generally more vulnerable when they are deprived on this dimension.