34. International Public Finance Conference
Poverty, Income Distribution and Social Welfare in Development ProcessOsman Cenk Kanca, Yusuf Akan
Among the most considered topics on Turkish economy are poverty, income distribution and social benefits. It gains importance to determine the relations among the above mentioned development indicators and it is thought that this interaction should be taken into account in the fiscal and economic policies to be formed in Turkey being among the developing countries. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship among the rate of poverty, Gini coefficient and social benefits by using time series econometric techniques in the period of 1990-2016. The findings obtained as a result of the analysis show that the social benefits in Turkey affect the Gini coefficient in a lessening way in other words has a lessening effect on the income injustices. In addition, a statistically significant causality relation between Gini coefficient and poverty also exists.