Investigation of Income and Welfare Levels of the Cities in Turkey By Canonical Correlation Analysis


ÇEMREK F.

ESKISEHIR OSMANGAZI UNIVERSITESI IIBF DERGISI-ESKISEHIR OSMANGAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES, vol.7, no.2, pp.197-215, 2012 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : ESKISEHIR OSMANGAZI UNIVERSITESI IIBF DERGISI-ESKISEHIR OSMANGAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-215

Abstract

In this study, the relationship between the group of variables related to income and of welfare of cities in Turkey have been researched. The income variable group related to income includes gross national product per capita ($), electricity consumption per capita (Kwh), total number of vehicles (per thousand), and labour force participation rate (%). The welfare variable group consists of amount of waste water per person per day (liters / person-days), total number of students / teachers, number of visitors to public library (per thousand), wheat production yield (kg / ha), unemployment rate (%), hospital beds (one hundred thousand). The data for these variables were obtained from the website of Turkey Statistics Institute (TUIK). By applying Canonical Correlation Analysis, it has been determined that while GDP per capita in the income variable group (X2) u1 is the variable which contributes the most to canonical variable (correlation value 0.9997), Public library use in the second variable group (Y3) and wheat production efficiency (Y4) plays an important role in the formation of the canonical variable v1 (correlation value 0.9999).