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Socioeconomic inequality and student outcomes in Italy

Socioeconomic inequality and student outcomes in Italy
Socioeconomic inequality and student outcomes in Italy
This chapter assesses inequalities in educational outcomes in Italy linking their evolution to changes in the Italian educational system. We analyze how to track choice and performance in PISA tests among 15-year olds are influenced by social origins. We consider how inequalities by social origins are intertwined with inequalities by immigrant status and area of residence. We detect a small reduction of inequalities in participation in the academic track and a reduction of inequality in achievement limited to the northern regions, but overall our results show high inertia in the reproduction of social inequalities. These results are observed during a period where the reduction of inequalities in education has remained a marginal issue in the policy debate as well as a marginal target of educational policies.
81-94
Springer Singapore
Pensiero, Nicola
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Giancola, Orazio
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Barone, Carlo
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Volante, Louis
Schnepf, Sylke V.
Jerrim, John
Klinger, Don A.
Pensiero, Nicola
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Giancola, Orazio
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Barone, Carlo
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Volante, Louis
Schnepf, Sylke V.
Jerrim, John
Klinger, Don A.

Pensiero, Nicola, Giancola, Orazio and Barone, Carlo (2019) Socioeconomic inequality and student outcomes in Italy. In, Volante, Louis, Schnepf, Sylke V., Jerrim, John and Klinger, Don A. (eds.) Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes: Cross-National Trends, Policies, and Practices. Springer Singapore, pp. 81-94.

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This chapter assesses inequalities in educational outcomes in Italy linking their evolution to changes in the Italian educational system. We analyze how to track choice and performance in PISA tests among 15-year olds are influenced by social origins. We consider how inequalities by social origins are intertwined with inequalities by immigrant status and area of residence. We detect a small reduction of inequalities in participation in the academic track and a reduction of inequality in achievement limited to the northern regions, but overall our results show high inertia in the reproduction of social inequalities. These results are observed during a period where the reduction of inequalities in education has remained a marginal issue in the policy debate as well as a marginal target of educational policies.

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Published date: 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 439331
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/439331
PURE UUID: 822f6304-b151-49b1-b1fb-579acc14b138
ORCID for Nicola Pensiero: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2823-9852

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Date deposited: 16 Apr 2020 16:30
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 03:37

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Author: Nicola Pensiero ORCID iD
Author: Orazio Giancola
Author: Carlo Barone
Editor: Louis Volante
Editor: Sylke V. Schnepf
Editor: John Jerrim
Editor: Don A. Klinger

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