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The north–south divide in the Italian higher education system

Giovanni Abramo (), Ciriaco Andrea D’Angelo () and Francesco Rosati ()
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Giovanni Abramo: National Research Council of Italy
Ciriaco Andrea D’Angelo: National Research Council of Italy
Francesco Rosati: Technical University of Denmark

Scientometrics, 2016, vol. 109, issue 3, 2093-2117

Abstract: Abstract This work examines whether the macroeconomic divide between northern and southern Italy is also present at the level of higher education. The analysis confirms that the research performance in the sciences of the professors in the south is on average less than that of the professors in the north, and that this gap does not show noticeable variations at the level of gender or academic rank. For the universities, the gap is still greater. The study analyzes some possible determinants of the gap, and provides some policy recommendations for its reduction.

Keywords: Research evaluation; Bibliometrics; Universities; FSS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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