Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/6817
Title: Higher education in Turkey: Subsidizing the rich or the poor?
Authors: Caner, Asena
Ökten, Çağla
Keywords: Higher education
Public finance of higher education
Turkey
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Abstract: We investigate how the benefits of publicly financed higher education in Turkey are distributed among students with different socioeconomic backgrounds. We use a dataset from a nationally representative sample of university entrance exam takers together with data on government subsidies to public universities. We compare the characteristics of students who succeed in the exam to those who do not and those who enter public universities to those who go to private ones. Our econometric analyses based on a three-stage selection model reveal that students from wealthier and more educated families are more likely to be successful at university entrance. Unlike the findings in other countries, students who enroll in private universities come from higher income and more educated families. Among those who enter public universities, students from higher income and better educated families are more likely to go to universities that receive larger subsidies from the government. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2013.03.007
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/6817
ISSN: 0272-7757
1873-7382
Appears in Collections:İktisat Bölümü / Department of Economics
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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