Private Tutoring Expenditures in Turkey
AbstractThis is the first study on private tutoring in Turkey. Private tutoring especially for the purpose of preparing for the competitive university entrance examination is an important, widespread phenomenon in Turkey. Private tutoring centers are commonly referred to as "dersane" in Turkish. This study first gives an overview of private tutoring centers. Next, it examines the determinants of private tutoring expenditures in Turkey using the results of the 1994 Household Expenditure Survey. The determinants examined within a Tobit model framework include total household expenditure, education levels of parents and other household characteristics. Such analysis of the household behavior of attempting to provide better education to their children will highlight the determinants of the demand for education and the intergenerational transfers in Turkey.
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Other versions of this item:
- Aysýt Tansel & Fatma Bircan, 2004. "Private Tutoring Expenditures in Turkey," Working Papers 2004/13, Turkish Economic Association.
- Aysit Tansel & Fatma Bircan, 2004. "Private Tutoring Expenditures in Turkey," ERC Working Papers 0408, ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University, revised Apr 2004.
- Aysit Tansel & Fatma Bircan, 2003. "Private Tutoring Expenditures in Turkey," Working Papers 0333, Economic Research Forum, revised Nov 2003.
- I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
- R20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2004-08-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2004-08-16 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-GEO-2004-08-16 (Economic Geography)
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