Time spent studying out of school and student achievement


ICE-TEA 2nd International Congress in Economics, Turkey, 01 October 2012, pp.211

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.211


One of the many inputs of educational production function is time spent studying. The fraction of time spent studying out-of-school in total study time varies across countries. It seems that it is how the total study time is allocated among these different learning activities that matter for academic success, not the absolute time spent studying. In this study, using international educational surveys, I analyze the contribution of time spent taking private lessons and self-study on student achievement. Considering the fact that private lessons account for a significant part of total educational expenses of a typical Turkish family with school children, it is important to evaluate the efficiency of the allocation of total study time among in and out-of-school learning activities by parents and students.