International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Can Reducing the Black Economy be an Alternative Solution for Solving Poverty in Turkey*
Mehmet SENTURK, Yusuf Ekrem AKBAS

Government is fighting with the black economy particularly in the relatively underdeveloped regions of our country. In this regard, the searches for a solution to the black economy in the underdeveloped regions have being used for both maintaining inter regional income distribution equity and also reducing the poverty. In this study, the monetary ratio will be used in order to estimate the black economy and Republic of Turkey Central Bank database will be used in this regard. And in the appraisals with regards to the poverty the parameters of interregional income distribution and some kind of social development parameters obtained from TurkStat (Turkish Statistical Institute) and SPO (State Planning Organization). As a summary this study is aiming to put forth that whether the solution searches to the black economy may bring a solution to the poverty in the long run as well.

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