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Patterns and determinants of private tutoring: The case of Bangladesh households

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  • Pallegedara, Asankha
  • Mottaleb, Khondoker Abdul

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This study analyses the decision to take private tutoring and the associated tutoring expenses by the households in Bangladesh, using information collected from more than 13,500 households by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in 2000, 2005 and 2010. Employing the double-hurdle model estimation procedure, this study econometrically demonstrates that the likelihood of purchasing private tutoring has been increasing over the years. Urban households are more likely to purchase private tutoring services for their children than the rural households, which can widen the socio-economic inequalities. Policy recommendations are drawn based on the findings.

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  • Pallegedara, Asankha & Mottaleb, Khondoker Abdul, 2018. "Patterns and determinants of private tutoring: The case of Bangladesh households," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 43-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:injoed:v:59:y:2018:i:c:p:43-50
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2017.10.004
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    1. Bhorkar, Shalini & Bray, Mark, 2018. "The expansion and roles of private tutoring in India: From supplementation to supplantation," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 148-156.
    2. Liu, Junyan & Bray, Mark, 2020. "Private Subtractory Tutoring: The Negative Impact of Shadow Education on Public Schooling in Myanmar," International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier, vol. 76(C).
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    Keywords

    Private tutoring; Socio-economic inequality; Education; Households; Bangladesh;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality

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