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Daniele Checchi (Università degli Studi di Milano)

28 October 2021 @ 12:30 - 13:30


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28 October 2021
12:30 - 13:30
Event Category:
Academic Events

“Entering the Italian academia is getting harder and harder ?”


Abstract. While PhDs is often considered as the first necessary step to start an academic career, only a small fraction of PhD holders (less than 10%) obtain an academic position within 6 year from obtaining a degree. While we do not have information about their labour market outcomes, we can focus on the determinants of this transition, in order to study whether entry into an academic job is becoming more selective and/or more precarious. We merge three administrative national archives concerning completed PhDs, postdoc collaborations and new hiring into the academia (mostly assistant professors). We show a decline in the appointment probability after the 2010 cohort, due to the effect of hiring freeze imposed by fiscal austerity. We also prove that combining PhD and postdoc experience is favouring the candidates. Women and foreign born candidates are proved to be negatively discriminated, while we could not find evidence of career disadvantages for candidates from Southern universities.

Joint with Tindaro Cicero (ANVUR)


The event will be hosted at Campus Luigi Einaudi, Dipartimento CPS.

Stanza: 3D440

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