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University Quality and Labour Market Outcomes in Italy

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  • Giorgio Di Pietro
  • Andrea Cutillo

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Abstract. This paper uses proxies for university quality derived from Performance Indicators to evaluate the impact of university quality on the early labour market outcome of a cohort of recent Italian graduates. Institutional research quality is found to have a negative effect on the probability that both male and female graduates will be overeducated. Additionally, research inputs are positively related to men's wages. In contrast, teaching quality does not appear to enhance students’ economic success.

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  • Giorgio Di Pietro & Andrea Cutillo, 2006. "University Quality and Labour Market Outcomes in Italy," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 20(1), pages 37-62, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:20:y:2006:i:1:p:37-62
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9914.2006.00333.x
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