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Private Supplementary Tutoring and Socio-economic Differences in Access to Higher Education

Julkaisun tekijät: Sonja Kosunen, Nina Haltia, Juhani Saari, Suvi Jokila, Esa Halmkrona

Kustantaja: Palgrave Macmillan

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Journal: Higher Education Policy

Sivujen määrä: 20

ISSN: 0952-8733

eISSN: 1740-3863

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41307-020-00177-y


Private supplementary tutoring in the form of preparatory courses to university entrance examinations is present in Finland alongside public higher education (HE). We explore the participation in preparatory courses. Our data derive from the university undergraduate subsample (n = 2969) of a larger cross-sectional national survey targeting tertiary students. We found a strong association between the SES of the students and preparatory course participation rates. Preparatory course participation is also more common in competitive disciplines. Students from higher SES backgrounds get more parental help in financing their participation than their counterparts coming from lower SES backgrounds. Therefore, the role of private economic capital in access to HE in Finland, despite its tuition-fee-free nature, is evident.

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