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Sessanta anni di istruzione in Italia

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  • Daniele Checchi

    () (Università degli Studi di Milano)

  • Carlo V. Fiorio

    () (Università degli Studi di Milano)

  • Marco Leonardi

    () (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Abstract

In this article we analyze the fulfilment of the 1948 Italian Republican Constitution regarding education. We verify that inequality in the highest degree of attained education has declined within cohorts and geographical areas. We also find a reduction of the impact of the parental background on educational choice over time. However, there still is a relevant difference in the probability of attaining a university degree depending on the parental education. Among the possible reasons, we investigate the differential return of a university degree between individuals with different familiar background, the difference in opportunity costs and the drop-out rates.

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  • Daniele Checchi & Carlo V. Fiorio & Marco Leonardi, 2006. "Sessanta anni di istruzione in Italia," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 96(4), pages 285-318, July-Augu.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:96:y:2006:i:4:p:285-318
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    1. Simona Monteleone, 2011. "Brain Drain and Economic Growth: A Critical Review," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 1, March.
    2. Antonio Di Paolo, 2012. "Parental Education And Family Characteristics: Educational Opportunities Across Cohorts In Italy And Spain," Revista de Economia Aplicada, Universidad de Zaragoza, Departamento de Estructura Economica y Economia Publica, vol. 20(1), pages 119-146, Spring.

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    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion

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