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University Performance Before and During Economic Crises

An Analysis of Graduate Characteristics

  • Rosalinda Allegro
  • Ornella Giambalvo
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rosalinda Allegro, Ornella Giambalvo
    Pages 1-2
  3. Rosalinda Allegro, Ornella Giambalvo
    Pages 3-6
  4. Rosalinda Allegro, Ornella Giambalvo
    Pages 7-12
  5. Rosalinda Allegro, Ornella Giambalvo
    Pages 13-18
  6. Rosalinda Allegro, Ornella Giambalvo
    Pages 19-29
  7. Rosalinda Allegro, Ornella Giambalvo
    Pages 31-33
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 35-71

About this book

Introduction

This book briefly analyzes the performance of selected Italian universities during a pre-crisis period and an economic crisis period, on the basis of graduate characteristics and graduate placement statistics. The Electre model is used to produce eighteen university rankings according to three different scenarios (Neutral, University, and Job), three different roles ascribed to the key criteria (overeducation and mismatching), and two years corresponding to two postgraduation placement sampling surveys carried out in a pre-crisis period (2006) and during a crisis period (2011). The eighteen rankings are based on Economics/Statistics and Political & Social Sciences graduates. The rankings vary according to both the scenarios considered and graduate characteristics. Some differences are noted between the two fields of study. The book will be of interest for statisticians interested in evaluation issues, policymakers concerned with university comparisons and rankings, and future students and graduates wishing to make the best choice when selecting their university course. In addition, the new methodology adopted will be relevant for scholars in Statistics and Engineering.

Keywords

Electre model Multi-criteria Analysis Mismatching Overeducation Higher Education

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosalinda Allegro
    • 1
  • Ornella Giambalvo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics, Business and StatisticsUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economics, Business and StatisticsUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36142-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-36141-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-36142-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-7516
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-7524
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