Private Tutoring Expenditures in Turkey

28 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2004

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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

Date Written: August 2004

Abstract

This 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.

Keywords: Private tutoring, education, demand for education

JEL Classification: I20, I21, I22, R20

Suggested Citation

Tansel, Aysit and Bircan Bodur, Fatma, Private Tutoring Expenditures in Turkey (August 2004). IZA Discussion Paper No. 1255. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=560283

Aysit Tansel (Contact Author)

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

Inonu Bulvari
Ankara 06800
Turkey
90 312 210 2073 (Phone)
90 312 210 7964 (Fax)

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Economic Research Forum (ERF) ( email )

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(P.O. Box: 12311)
Dokki, Cairo
Egypt

Fatma Bircan Bodur

Karaelmas University - Department of Economics ( email )

Zonguldak, 6700
Turkey

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