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Analysis Of Private Tutoring Decisions In Korea: A Game Theory Approach

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  • CHOI, Álvaro
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    The proliferation of private tutoring (PT) is a major issue in a growing number of countries, Korea being an extreme case. This article explores the causes and consequences of PT in Korea. PT is linked to the existence of a dual higher education system consequence of a dual labour market- through a game theory approach. Families face a situation similar to a prisoner’s dilemma. However, the models presented also show that the country’s large level of investment in PT raises questions about its aggregate efficiency and its impact on economic equality and intergenerational mobility.

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    Article provided by Euro-American Association of Economic Development in its journal Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
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    Keywords: Private tutoring; educational finance; educational efficiency;

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