Quality & Quantity

, Volume 47, Issue 5, pp 2709–2722

A comparative analysis on school attainment in Turkey and Malta: application of the Tobit model


DOI: 10.1007/s11135-012-9681-8

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Selim, S. Qual Quant (2013) 47: 2709. doi:10.1007/s11135-012-9681-8


This research provides a comparative analysis on the correlates of school attainment between Turkish and Maltese people. In the analysis, school attainment is measured by years of education. Tobit model estimates are obtained in the analyses using Eurobarometer 2004.1 data set. The results of the model demonstrate that, the effect of marriage on school attainment found to be insignificant for Malta while it is significant for Turkey. Additionally, it can be seen that females are less educated than males and income has a positive effect on school attainment in both Turkey and Malta. By providing comparative analyses, this research attempts to give insights for policy makers and professionals to improve the Turkish education system.


Comparative educationEducational policySchool attainmentTobit model

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative SciencesCelal Bayar UniversityManisaTurkey