Econ424Lecture1 - Growth and Distribution Selected Topics...

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Unformatted text preview: Growth and Distribution Selected Topics in Turkish Economy Lecture Notes 1 Alper Duman March 3, 2009 Alper Duman Selected Topics in Turkish Economy Lecture Notes 1 Growth and Distribution Glass is Half Full I The income per capita gap between Turkey and the high income countries of Western Europe and North America was about the same in 2005 as it was on the eve of World War I I Agricultures share in total employment declined from about 80 percent in 1913 and in 1950 to 34 percent in 2005, while industrys share rose from about 9 to 23 percent, and that of services increased from 11 to 43 percent. I Since 1913 and 1950 education levels in Turkey as measured by literacy, years of schooling and school enrollment have been lagging significantly behind education levels in developing countries with similar levels of GDP Alper Duman Selected Topics in Turkish Economy Lecture Notes 1 Growth and Distribution Growth Table: Long term trends Annual Growth Rates 1913-50 1923-50 1950-1980 1980-2005 Population 0.6 1.8 2.62....
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2009 for the course ECONOMICS ECON 424 taught by Professor Alperduman during the Spring '09 term at Izmir University of Economics.

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Econ424Lecture1 - Growth and Distribution Selected Topics...

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