Gender differences in Italian STEM degree courses: a discrete-time competing-risks model

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In this paper, we highlight possible gender differences in performance ofstudents attending Italian university STEM degree courses, controlling for sociodemographicand territorial variables.We used the micro-data from the Italian Ministryof Education, Universities and Research database of the 2011-12 freshmencohort enrolled at an Italian bachelor university degree course. The analysis wasdealt with by fitting a discrete-time competing-risks model. Bachelor degree graduation,dropout, and change to non-STEM courses were considered as competingevents. The aim is to highlight gender gaps in the student performance, and theSTEM courses where this gap is more critical.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteBook of short papers - SIS 2020
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

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