Selçuk Bedük

Selçuk Bedük's doctoral project, named "Measuring poverty in the EU: investigating and improving empirical validity in deprivation scales of poverty", evaluates the performance of exising material deprivation measures and searches for alternative ways to improve their design. Selçuk's current research interests are poverty measurement, social inequality and poverty, life course, causes and consequences of poverty, and comparative social policy.

Selçuk holds a bachelor degree in Economics from Marmara University (Istanbul), an MSc degree in Social Policy Analysis from University of Lueven (IMPALLA program). He also previously completed the MSc course on Comparative Social Policy in the department before commencing his DPhil on Social Policy in 2013. Selçuk is the first Barnett Scholar of the department, and a member of Green Templeton College.


Beduk, S. (2018) Understanding material deprivation for 25 EU countries: risk and level perspectives, and distinctiveness of zeros. European Sociological Review, 1-16.

Beduk, S. (2018). Missing the Unhealthy? Examining Empirical Validity of Material Deprivation Indices Using a Partial Criterion Variable. Social Indicators Research, 1–25.


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