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Ethnic fractionalization, conflict and educational development in Turkey

Ethnic fractionalization, conflict and educational development in Turkey

Oyvat, Cem and Tekgüç, Hasan (2019) Ethnic fractionalization, conflict and educational development in Turkey. International Journal of Educational Development, 67. pp. 41-52. ISSN 0738-0593 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.03.005)

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Abstract

We examine the impact of ethnic fractionalization and conflict on limiting the educational development in Southeastern Turkey. Our estimates show that although the armed conflict in the region did not directly hinder education investments, it reduced school enrolment rates at middle and high school levels, while increasing enrolment at the primary school level. Moreover, we show that provinces with higher percentages of Kurdish population received less education investment. These results suggest that the neglect of Kurdish areas is an important factor behind Southeastern Turkey’s educational underdevelopment, while land inequality and the armed conflict had mixed effects on education in the region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political economy; Distribution; Conflict; Economic development; Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 15:52
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23583

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