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Internal Geographical Mobility And Educational Outcomes. An Analysis For An Italian Province

  • CARMEN AINA
  • GIORGIA CASALONE
  • PAOLO GHINETTI

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    (SEMEQ Department - Faculty of Economics - University of Eastern Piedmont)

This paper aims at analysing the educational outcomes of a cohort of youths living in an Italian province (Novara), which was interested by large migration phenomenon during the last decades and, therefore, it is particularly suited to study inter-regional mobility issues. In particular we aim at establishing if, once controlled for parental educational background, family origin affects human capital accumulation. We find that non native youths on average have a higher probability of early leaving educational system. If the 1st generation migrants are the less advantaged as for educational attainment, even 2nd generation migrants, that in principle should be completely integrated, perform worse than the native born. This evidence calls into question the integration of internal migrants, for whom education plays a crucial role, even in a period in which foreign immigration seems to be of major concern.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2008
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Handle: RePEc:upo:upopwp:120
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