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Determinants of the transition to upper secondary school: differences between immigrants and Italians

  • Patrizio Frederic
  • Michele Lalla

The determinants of the transition from lower secondary to upper secondary school of Italian and immigrant teenagers (16-19 age range) were identified joining the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and the Italian Survey on Income and Living Conditions of Families with Immigrants in Italy (IM-SILC) for 2009. A set of individual, family, and contextual characteristics was selected through the Lasso method and a Bayesian approach to explain the choice of upper secondary schooling (yes/no). The transition from the low secondary to upper secondary school showed a complex pattern involving many variables: compared to men, women did not prove to have any differences, many components of income entered the model in a parabolic form, education level and income of parents proved to be very important, as was their occupation. The contextual factors revealed their importance: the latter included the degree of urbanisation, the South macro-region, household tenure status, the amount of optional technological equipment, and so on. Differences between Italians and immigrants disappeared when family background and parental characteristics were taken into account.

  • Keywords:
  • Lower-to-upper,
  • secondary transition,
  • school-to-work,
  • transition,
  • educational inequality,
  • parents’ effects on education,
  • Lasso method,
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Patrizio Frederic

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-9073-2878

Michele Lalla

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-1639-7300

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Chapter Title

Determinants of the transition to upper secondary school: differences between immigrants and Italians

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Patrizio Frederic, Michele Lalla

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10.36253/978-88-5518-461-8.04

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ASA 2021 Statistics and Information Systems for Policy Evaluation

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