An article titled "Convergence and Competition among the New Middle Classes of Turkey" coauthored by Sabancı University School of Management Faculty Member Ahmet Öncü and Sabancı University School of Management Network Faculty Member and Hamilton College Faculty Member Erol Balkan was published in Current History, a journal highly regarded in the academic, political and cultural spheres of the US.
The article 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.
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