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La rincorsa mancata. Istruzione e cambiamento tecnologico in Italia a confronto con le altre economie avanzate
Journal Title: QUADERNI DI ECONOMIA DEL LAVORO 
Author/s: Giuseppe Croce 
Year:  2016 Issue: 106 Language: Italian 
Pages:  23 Pg. 77-99 FullText PDF:  829 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QUA2016-106005
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International comparison reveals that the labour market situation of university graduates in Italy appears to be worse than that of graduates in the other advanced economies. Despite its long-term growth, the share of graduate population still lags behind that in the rest of the economies. At the same time, even though they are relatively less abundant, the university graduates in Italy earn a smaller wage premium and have lower chances of employment on average. Such unsatisfactory outcomes appear to be the result of the interaction of a number of factors, however the paper argues that the rigidities of the production system play a prominent role, as firms seem unable to take advantage of the new technologies and of the increase in the supply of qualified and relatively cheap labour. Moreover, things are made worse by obstacles limiting the further growth of the graduate share, mismatch issues in the labour market and some effects of labour institutions

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Giuseppe Croce, in "QUADERNI DI ECONOMIA DEL LAVORO" 106/2016, pp. 77-99, DOI:10.3280/QUA2016-106005

   

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