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[IWS] Dublin Foundation: TURKEY: 2003-2012: TRENDS IN QUALITY OF LIFE [11 September 2014]



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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)


TRENDS IN QUALITY OF LIFE--TURKEY: 2003-2012 [11 September 2014]


[full-text, 100 pages]



Gstrein, Michaela; Rodiga-La├čnig, Petra; Wallace, Claire; Esmer, Yilmaz


Over the past decade, Turkey has undergone huge economic and social change. This report uses Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey to capture changes and developments in the quality of life of Turkish people, measured at three periods over the past decade: 2003, 2007 and 2012. The report examines the key improvements in quality of life over this period and investigates whether all social groups benefited equally. It explores the impact of recent policy changes and charts new expectations that may be emerging in Turkey. It finds that people in Turkey became much more satisfied with their lives over the period; they overtook the EU average in terms of satisfaction with health services and self- assessed health; poverty and material deprivation diminished. However, Turkey has a very high proportion of early school leavers, and gender inequality remains stark.





Executive summary


1: Economic, social and political background

2: Progress towards convergence with the EU

3: Improvements in services and well-being

4: Progress in gender equality

5: Family life and support

6: Developments in social cohesion

7: Conclusions




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