The Level and Determinants of Financial Inclusion in Turkey Cover Image

Türkiye’de Finansal Tabana Yayılma Düzeyi ve Belirleyicileri
The Level and Determinants of Financial Inclusion in Turkey

Author(s): Rifat Karakus
Subject(s): Economy, Financial Markets
Published by: Adem Anbar
Keywords: Financial Inclusion; Global Findex; Probit Regression Analysis;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study is to identify the level of financial inclusion in Turkey and to determine the individual factors affecting the financial inclusion. In addition, factors that hinder the financial inclusion and the individual factors affecting these factors are also investigated. In this study, probit analysis is applied by using the data obtained from World Bank's 2011 and 2014 Global Findex database. It is determined that saving and credit from financial institutions were increased in Turkey from 2011 to 2014. As a result of the study, it is determined that women have less chance of having a formal account, saving formally and using formal credits. Age has a positive effect on the components of the financial inclusion, but not linear. The positive effect of the education and income level on the financial inclusion is another result of the study. It is established that the barriers of formal account in the financial institution were more prominent in 2014 than in 2011.

  • Issue Year: 11/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 147-160
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Turkish