Title: Human Capital and the Evaluation of University Efficiency
Authors: VITTADINI GiorgioLOVAGLIO Pier Giorgio
Editors: VIDONI DANIELE
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC43397
ISBN: 978-92-79-06161-5
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23253 EN
OPOCE LB-NA-23253-EN-C
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC43397
DOI: 10.2788/68077
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This paper focuses on the process of evaluation of the external efficiency of higher education, defined as the effect of university education on the long-term income of graduates; in particular we propose the use of human capital as the outcome of interest and a proper methodology to estimate it as the latent variable in the presence of reflective, formative and concomitant indicators. Finally, in the application of the methodology a comparison is made between human capital in Italy and the USA, estimated using the most recent national sample surveys on income and wealth.
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