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The Political Economy Of Human Development: A Comparative Study Between The Twelve Members Of The European Union And Turkey


  • Mehmet Ufuk Tutan

    () (Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Trade and Finance)


The objective of this paper is to compare the human and gender-related development indices’ results of the twelve members of the European Union to Turkey’s results. Besides, this study is to recommend some policies to the countries above to improve human development at the conclusion if necessary. The contribution of this paper to the existing literature is to present a comparative perspective to the readers about the reflection of the human and gender development between the selected countries of the European Union and Turkey.

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  • Mehmet Ufuk Tutan, 2009. "The Political Economy Of Human Development: A Comparative Study Between The Twelve Members Of The European Union And Turkey," Ege Academic Review, Ege University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, vol. 9(1), pages 231-249.
  • Handle: RePEc:ege:journl:v:9:y:2009:i:1:p:231-249

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    JEL classification:

    • B54 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Feminist Economics
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism


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