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Degree flexibility and university drop-out: The Italian experience
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Economics of Education Review Volume 27, Number 5 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

How to reduce university drop-out is a topic of increasing concern. Although several measures have been the subject of numerous debates, little attention has been given to those impacting on the duration, structure and content of the supply of university education. This paper looks at the Italian experience to see what can be learnt about the effectiveness of these measures. In 2001, the Italian university system embarked on a process of reform that introduced greater flexibility in the degree programme structure along with a wider range of services offered to students. Employing a decomposition analysis, we find that this reform is associated with changes in student behaviour leading to a decline in drop-out risk.

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Di Pietro, G. & Cutillo, A. Degree flexibility and university drop-out: The Italian experience. Economics of Education Review, 27(5), 546-555. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 4, 2020 from .

This record was imported from Economics of Education Review on January 28, 2019. Economics of Education Review is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2007.06.002

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