Evaluating the Evolution and Future of Urban Poverty Policies in Public Administration in Turkey

Tuğaç Ç.

Journal of Poverty, vol.27, no.2, pp.130-152, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10875549.2021.2010869
  • Journal Name: Journal of Poverty
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, EBSCO Education Source, PAIS International, Political Science Complete, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-152
  • Keywords: social services, socially vulnerable groups, sustainable development, Urban poverty
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


In Turkey, large-scale environmental problems, disasters, unemployment, and conflicts have catalyzed population migrations into cities, thus increasing the number of urban poor and worsening the overall poverty rate. While previous studies have investigated different methods of reducing poverty at various time points, this study focused on clarifying the nature of developments and changes in public administration policies designed to address the urban poor in Turkey, including relevant legislative frameworks, involved parties, and future policy outlooks. In the study, it was concluded that rural development should be provided in order to reduce the rate of urban poverty in Turkey.