Factors affecting school participation in Turkey: An analysis of regional differences

Sedat GUMUS, Amita CHUDGAR

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Abstract

There are thousands of children who remain out of school at both primary and secondary levels in Turkey. The current disparities in access to education in Turkey are mostly driven by systematic regional differences and high gender inequalities. Although several existing studies have paid close attention to gender-based inequities in school access, none of the existing studies have attempted to systematically understand regional differences in schooling. This study therefore intends to address this gap in the literature. Results of the study indicated several key factors, such as gender, household poverty and gender role attitudes, that contributes to the regional inequalities in access to education in Turkey. Based on these findings, suggestions for policy makers and future research were made. Copyright © 2015 British Association for International and Comparative Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929-951
JournalCompare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Volume46
Issue number6
Early online dateOct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Citation

Gumus, S., & Chudgar, A. (2016). Factors affecting school participation in Turkey: An analysis of regional differences. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 46(6), 929-951. doi: 10.1080/03057925.2015.1095073

Keywords

  • Comparative education
  • Development
  • EFA
  • School participation
  • Regional differences

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