Open Access Article

Title: Household demand for private tutoring in Tunisia

Authors: Mohieddine Rahmouni; Neji Saidi

Addresses: Applied College in Abqaiq, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia; ESSECT, University of Tunis, Tunisia ' College of Science, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia; Higher Institute of Informatics in Kef (ISI), University of Jendouba, Tunisia

Abstract: This article is devoted to an analysis of household demand for private tutoring in Tunisia. The data come from the National Household Budget, Consumption and Standard of Living Survey. Logistic regression models are used to determine the association between family socio-economic conditions and the decision to use private tutoring. The results show that the demand for private tutoring is positively linked to a family's patrimony and its financial capacity. The negative coefficient of the dwelling factor may seem strange given that households which own their dwelling can be considered wealthy people, but this is not the case in Tunisia. Family size is positively and significantly correlated with private tutoring. This can be explained by the particularity of the Tunisian context. Location is an important factor, and households in coastal areas are more motivated for private lessons.

Keywords: education; private tuition; tutoring; household demand; Tunisia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEED.2023.125451

International Journal of Education Economics and Development, 2023 Vol.14 No.1, pp.1 - 21

Received: 20 Sep 2021
Accepted: 26 May 2022

Published online: 09 Sep 2022 *