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Sorgun Kazası XIX. Yüzyıl Temettüat Defterleri Üzerinden Gelir Dağılımı ve Göreli Yoksulluk Üzerine Bir İnceleme

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  • Ahmet Burçin YERELİ
  • Altuğ Murat KÖKTAŞ
  • Işıl Şirin SELÇUK

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Temettuat records which were implemented after Tanzimat reforms in the middle of the 19th century serves detailed information on the socio-economic characteristics of households. The present study aims to investigate the income distribution and relative poverty of Sorgun Township in Province of Sivas, Bozok Sanjak. In the study using data from 1844-1845 temettuat records income inequality is measured by using Lorenz Curve and Gini Coefficient and relative poverty rate is calculated by using fifty percent of the median income. The results show that, the pre-tax Gini coefficient is 0.3743 while Gini coefficient for after-tax income is 0.4031. The relative poverty rate for before tax and after tax is 20% and 30%, respectively. In this context, it is found that the tax system increased income inequality and the results were regressive.

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  • Ahmet Burçin YERELİ & Altuğ Murat KÖKTAŞ & Işıl Şirin SELÇUK, 2015. "Sorgun Kazası XIX. Yüzyıl Temettüat Defterleri Üzerinden Gelir Dağılımı ve Göreli Yoksulluk Üzerine Bir İnceleme," Sosyoekonomi Journal, Sosyoekonomi Society, issue 23(23).
  • Handle: RePEc:sos:sosjrn:150105
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    Keywords

    Income Distribution; Relative Poverty; Lorenz Curve; Gini Coefficient; Ottoman State.;

    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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