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The labour market effects of Alma Mater: Evidence from Italy
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Economics of Education Review Volume 27, Number 5 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

We use data from a nationally representative survey of Italian graduates to study whether Alma Mater matters for employment and earnings 3 years after graduation. We find that the attended college matters, and that there are important college-related differences, both among and within regions of the country. These differences, however, do not persist over time and are not large enough to trigger substantial mobility flows from poorly performing to better performing institutions. We also find evidence that going to a private university pays off at least in the early part of a career. Only part of this gain can be explained by the fact that private universities have lower pupil–teacher ratios than public institutions.

Citation

Brunello, G. & Cappellari, L. The labour market effects of Alma Mater: Evidence from Italy. Economics of Education Review, 27(5), 564-574. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 4, 2020 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2007.05.004

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