Economic expectations of Turkish youth from EU membership
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This paper analyses young people’s perception of the European Union (EU), their expectations from the EU membership and particularly economic expectations of the youth from the EU membership. The study has been conducted with 485 samples through internet and face to face interviews in Istanbul. Attendees are asked 17 different questions concerning their age, gender, income, where they were born, EU’s image, belief in EU membership, economic expectations from the EU membership and university students’ prospects to go and live in the EU countries. The analysis finds that university students have rather neutral EU image and do not see EU as source of prosperity as before. Most of them do not believe that Turkey will ever be an EU member. Nonetheless, university students would like to go and live in the EU countries.