Social Background Effects on School and Job Opportunities

Tampieri, Alessandro (2011) Social Background Effects on School and Job Opportunities. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 35. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4460. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (779). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

This paper proposes a theory on how students social background affects their school attainment and job opportunities. We study a setup where students differ in ability and social background, and we analyze the interaction between a school and an employer. Students with disadvantaged background are penalized compared to other students: they receive less teaching and/or are less likely to be hired. A surprising result is that policy aiming to subsidize education for disadvantaged students might in fact decrease their job opportunities.

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Tampieri, Alessandro
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social background, ability
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2282-6483
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