Erol Balkan

An article co-authored by Professor of Economics Erol Balkan appears in the December issue of Current History.

Convergence and Competition Among the New Turkish Middle Classes,” written with Ahmet Öncü of Sabanci University in Istanbul, is the fourth in a series on social mobility around the world.

The article explores how secular and Islamist families are jockeying for access to prestigious schools and aspirational lifestyles as a result of changes in Turkey’s cultural landscape due to globalization.

Current History was founded in 1914 by The New York Times. Now privately owned, it is the oldest U.S. publication devoted exclusively to world affairs.

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