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ERIC Number: EJ1000032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Parental Background and University Dropout in Italy
Aina, Carmen
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v65 n4 p437-456 Apr 2013
Using longitudinal data drawn from the European Community Household Panel, this paper examines Italian university entry and dropout rates in the context of specific parental and family characteristics. We are interested in the effects of the household's cultural and financial conditions on shaping investment in tertiary education and its failure, at the national level. Our estimates confirm the persistence of intergenerational correlations related to education. Cultural constraints affect outcomes--enrolment in and withdrawal from tertiary education; low income negatively affects the transition from high school to college. Our results suggest that a comprehensive policy intervention is needed to ensure optimal human capital investment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy