Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159618
Authors: 
Tampieri, Alessandro
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE No. 779
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.
JEL: 
C73
I21
J24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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