International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Socio-Economic Factors in Demand for Higher Education: Sample of Gaziantep Province
Dr. Filiz GÖLPEK, Nöfer Çiftçioglu

Higher education demand of individuals is generally determined by public finance policy, educational level of parents which is defined as socio-economic statue, profession, income, number of children in family, elimination systems, rate of return, employment ratio and contemporary population. Demand for higher education has been significantly increased by the fact that rapid developments in technology make being graduate and continuing education of adults almost obligatory. This, combining with the benefits which individuals seek to gain from higher education, increases the demand for higher education. In this study, socio-economic statue of the families in Gaziantep Province which was the least successful in the higher education entrance exam in 2013 is analyzed. In consequence of the study, it is observed that the individuals who have a higher socio-economic statue plan to receive higher education more than the individuals with lower socio-economic statue and the former is more successful in higher education entrance exams than the latter.

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