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A Disaggregate Analysis of Private Returns to Education in Italy

  • Concetta, MENDOLICCHIO

The aim of this paper is to provide some further elements of analysis concerning the returns to education in Italy in a comparative perspective. The three key contributions of the analysis are : estimation of the Mincerian coefficients of the wage equations for men and women for Itay and, separately, for three macroareas (North, Center and South) and for each Regione; computation of the rates of return by gender with the same geographical disaggregation; some exercices to evaluate the impact of some public policies on the level of the rates of return. The main motivations for a disaggregate analysis are the significant differences in the levels of schooling attainments across geographical areas of Italy and across genders.

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