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Private Supplementary Tutoring in Turkey Recent Evidence on Its Various Aspects

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  • Aysit Tansel

    () (Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn, Germany)

  • Fatma Bircan

    () (Department of Economics, Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, Turkey)

Abstract

This paper first describes the educational system in Turkey and the two national examinations for advancing to upper levels of schooling, which spur demand for private tutoring called “dersane” in Turkish. Second, the evolution of Private Tutoring Centers (PTCs) is described and compared with high schools in the country. Third, geographical distribution of the PTCs, general high schools and the proportion of high-school-age-population are compared over the provinces to touch on special equity issues. Other topics addressed include gender and PTCs students, disruption of mainstream education, determinants of the demand for PTCs services, cost of PTCs and evidence on the effectiveness of PTCs.

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  • Aysit Tansel & Fatma Bircan, 2008. "Private Supplementary Tutoring in Turkey Recent Evidence on Its Various Aspects," Working Papers 451, Economic Research Forum, revised 09 Jan 2008.
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    1. Tansel, Avsit, 2005. "Public-Private Employment Choice, Wage Differentials, and Gender in Turkey," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 53(2), pages 453-477, January.
    2. Tansel, AysIt & Bircan, Fatma, 2006. "Demand for education in Turkey: A tobit analysis of private tutoring expenditures," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 303-313, June.
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    1. Tansel, Aysit, 2012. "Private Tutoring and the Question of Equitable Opportunities in Turkey," IZA Discussion Papers 6626, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Berberoglu, Giray & Tansel, Aysit, 2014. "Does private tutoring increase students’ academic performance? Evidence from Turkey," MPRA Paper 57370, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Gurun, Ayfer & Millimet, Daniel L., 2008. "Does Private Tutoring Payoff?," IZA Discussion Papers 3637, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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    JEL classification:

    • 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

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