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Workshop Higher Education and Equality of Opportunities

Modena, 29-30 June 2023 

The increase in economic inequalities makes the analysis of tertiary education and its impact on social mobility an absolute priority. Economic and sociological research have shown that the expansion of tertiary education has not substantially reduced inequalities in the labour market or increased social mobility, but, all the opposite, existing social and economic privileges have been maintained through an uneven access to quality education. These problems are common to different systems with diverse access costs to education. This underlines that household budget constraints, though relevant, are not the only hindering factor and suggests that other socially embedded lock-in mechanisms may be at work. Furthermore, Covid-19 has negatively affected tertiary education from different perspectives once again imperilling social cohesion.
The workshop will include keynote speeches, invited and selected presentations, a young researcher poster session and a conclusive round-table discussion. It aims at sharing frontier methodologies in the analysis of education-related inequalities and policies, and at acknowledging higher education as a key factor in the process of building a more inclusive society.

[NEW!] Preliminary programme
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Scientific Committee
Graziella Bertocchi (Unimore, EIEF, CEPR); Maurizio Franzini (Sapienza University and Visitinps); Fabrizio Patriarca (Unimore); Giulia Santangelo (CEDEFOP)

Organising Committee
Juliana Bernhofer (University of Bologna); Rita Bertozzi (Unimore); Giovanni Gallo (Unimore); Barbara Luppi (Unimore); Marina Murat (Unimore); Alberto Rinaldi (Unimore)

Practical Information
The workshop will take place at the Department of Economics “Marco Biagi” of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, located in Modena in via Jacopo Berengario 51, and can be easily reached by train and from the International Airport of Bologna. There is no registration fee for the workshop. Participation in the social dinner on June 29th will be at the expense of participants.

[CLOSED] Call for papers 
You are welcome to submit papers according to the list of topics below. The scientific committee will evaluate all submitted papers and accepts even preliminary draft version as long as the final product can be easily foreseen. Papers are to be submitted by sending an email to:
Download the call in .pdf

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