Merhaba Misafir

Attitudes towards income inequality in Turkey


The purpose of this paper is to reveal factors that affect attitudes towards income inequality in Turkey by using World Values Surveys dataset over the period 1990-2011. Unlike previous studies on Turkey, this paper has employed ordered logistic regression with the wider period. Two separate estimations have been run using different explanatory variables. In the first estimation, findings have demonstrated that financial satisfaction of households, religion and political ideology are crucial factors in the attitude creation process. In the second estimation, trust variables have been run with traditional control variables such as sex, age, education, and marital status. People who trust armed forces, police, European Union, and government support larger income differences almost in all years. Individuals who trust labour unions prefer more equality as expected. Findings reveal that ideologies and religious affiliations of voters are determinative in the development of policies to combat income inequality, among other factors mentioned. In this context, it can be said that there is a strong connection between the concepts of religion, ideology, and justice which is mentioned together with the idea of inequality.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Ankara Üniversitesi Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi Dergisi
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.33630/ausbf.523276
  • Cilt : 74
  • ISSN : 0378-2921
  • Sayı : 1
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 219-236
  • IO Kayıt No : 86844
  • Yayıncı : Ankara Üniversitesi Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi