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The wage return to graduate in a regional university: evidence from Italy

Paolo Ghinetti () and Simone Moriconi

DEM Discussion Paper Series from Department of Economics at the University of Luxembourg

Abstract: In this paper we use a representative sample drawn from the `Indagine Statistica sull' Inserimento Professionale dei Laureati' by the Italian National Statistical Institute and data by the Italian Ministry of Education to look at the wage returns from attendance to a regional university (i.e. not located in a metropolitan area) three years after graduation. Our results show that, after accounting for observed characteristics of individuals and colleges, a wage premium is associated to graduating in a regional university. This finding may be interpreted as regional universities enhancing the local human capital stock or creating specific skills needed by the local economic environment.

Keywords: University graduates’ labour market; regional university; wage differentials (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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