Private Supplementary Tutoring in Turkey: Recent Evidence on its Various Aspects

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Aysit Tansel

Middle East Technical University (METU) - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Fatma Bircan Bodur

Karaelmas University - Department of Economics

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Abstract

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

Keywords: private tutoring, education, demand for education

JEL Classification: I20, I21, I22

Suggested Citation

Tansel, Aysit and Bircan Bodur, Fatma, Private Supplementary Tutoring in Turkey: Recent Evidence on its Various Aspects. , Vol. , pp. -, . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1136272 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0042-7092.2007.00700.x

Aysit Tansel (Contact Author)

Middle East Technical University (METU) - Department of Economics ( email )

Inonu Bulvari
Ankara 06800
Turkey
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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Economic Research Forum (ERF) ( email )

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Egypt

Fatma Bircan Bodur

Karaelmas University - Department of Economics ( email )

Zonguldak, 6700
Turkey

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