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University Drop-out in Italy

Carmen Aina ()

No 134, Working Papers from SEMEQ Department - Faculty of Economics - University of Eastern Piedmont

Abstract: This paper investigates the determinants of Italian university drop-out which is one of the main issues of the tertiary education system. We provide evidence at national level as we use longitudinal data drawn from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) for Italy. We perform a survival analysis model and results indicate that family income does not appear to be associated with withdrawal, while it does matter parental education and family composition. In addition, after taking the probability of dropping out from university, we have defined the predicted hazard rate and survival time for some specific groups according to the set of covariates selected each time.

Keywords: university drop-out; parental background; household financial conditions; survival analysis. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C41 I23 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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