Shortening university career fades the signal away. Evidence from Italy
AbstractItalian university system was reformed in 2001. This paper tests the screening role of degree scores for 2004-Italian graduates. We find support of the strong screening hypothesis for prereform type degrees, while we do not find any evidence of signalling effects for post-reform 3-years degrees. We gauge that the shutting down of the signal can be partially ascribed to the poor quality of students who obtained a 3-years degree without taking any further education.
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- I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
- J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
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- NEP-ALL-2012-03-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2012-03-08 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2012-03-08 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-SOG-2012-03-08 (Sociology of Economics)
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