Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Social Stratification - Social Security Relationship: Example of Turkey
Dr. Sadettin ORHAN

Social stratification has been seen in almost every society throughout history and is one of the common characteristics of today's societies. Stratification occurs in various forms in societies in terms of abstract or concrete criteria. Industrial Revolution added a new dimension to social stratification, and classes different from traditional societies began to emerge around new industrial relations. This new social structure has transformed traditional social security systems and uncovered the modern social security system. Turkey is one of the countries that implemented the modern social security system although it did not experience the industrial revolution. In this respect, historical development of the Turkish social security system and today's bill of rights vary by industrial societies. Social stratification has had an effect on both the historical development and current structure of Turkish social security system. In our study, we will discuss the relationship between Turkish social security system and social stratification in terms of historical development and today's practice.

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