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Higher education and equality of opportunity in Italy

Working Paper 2007-79

Abstract

This paper proposes a definition of equality of educational opportunities. Then, it develops a comprehensive model that allows to test for the existence of equality of opportunity in a given distribution and to rank distributions according to equality of opportunity. Finally, it provides an empirical analysis of equality of opportunity for higher education in Italy.

Authors: Laura Serlenga , Vito Peragine .

Keywords: Equality of Opportunity, Higher Education, Stochastic Dominance
JEL: D63, I2, C14