Can tourism be a key sector in reducing income inequality? An empirical investigation for Turkey


ÜZAR U. , Eyuboglu K.

ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF TOURISM RESEARCH, cilt.24, ss.822-838, 2019 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10941665.2019.1636105
  • Dergi Adı: ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF TOURISM RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.822-838

Özet

The aim of the study is to investigate the nexus between tourism and income inequality by employing the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) test cover the period 1974-2015 in Turkey. Findings indicated that the variables are cointegrated and an increase in tourism has a positive effect on income inequality, while economic growth and trade openness have a negative effect both in the long-run and short-run. Results also denote that tourism will decrease income inequality with the expansion of tourism activities and the spread of tourism throughout society. In other words, the tourism-related Kuznets Curve hypothesis is valid for Turkey.