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Fairness in education: the Italian university before and after the reform

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  • Paolo Brunori

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  • Vito Peragine

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  • Laura Serlenga

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In 2001 the Italian tertiary education system embarked in a broad process of reform. The main novelty brought by the reform was a reduction of the length of study to get a rst level degree together with the introduction of a 2-years, second level, master degree. This paper aims at studying the e ects of the reform in terms of fairness in educational opportunity. In order to do so we rst de ne fairness criteria following a well developed responsibility sensitive egalitarian literature, we then discuss existing inequality of opportunity measures consistent with these criteria, we show their relationship, and we adapt them to the educational framework. We nally employ this set of measures to show the evolution of fairness in the access to university in Italy before and after the reform.

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Paper provided by CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY in its series CHILD Working Papers with number wp07_10.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2010
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Keywords: Equality of opportunity; Higher education;

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  1. Paolo Brunori & Vito Peragine & Laura Serlenga, 2013. "The Bologna Process and Fairness in University Education: Evidence from Italy," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 11(2), pages 19-22, 07.

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