Rosario Scandurra

Rosario Scandurra
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB · Faculty of Political Science and Sociology

PhD Sociology

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December 2017 - present
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Position
  • PostDoc Position
November 2016 - November 2017
University of Granada
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2015 - September 2015
University of Barcelona
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Introduction to Sociology, MSC
Education
July 2013 - November 2016
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Sociology
September 2010 - September 2011
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Sociology
September 2007 - December 2009
University Pompeu Fabra & Johns Hopkins University
Field of study
  • Public and Social Policy

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Publications (43)
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In this chapter, we analyse how governance patterns of LLL policies, particularly VET systems, shape youth opportunities in the transition from education to employment in specific regional contexts. In doing so, we resort to institutional analysis, applying a general framework of institutional opportunity structures. We consider specific policies t...
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Open enrolment policies assume that students living in disadvantaged areas can access better schools outside their neighbourhood. However, characteristics of in- dividuals, quality of schooling and neighbourhood characteristics interact in very complex ways to produce heterogeneous patterns of school choice in local educa- tional markets. This arti...
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Existing quantitative studies use various measurements and methods to examine Bourdieu’s theory of cultural reproduction in the field of education. Yet, most studies either misunderstand the concepts involved or only test part of the theory. This article addresses these gaps by using the ‘structure-disposition-practice’ (SDP) framework to develop a...
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A Science Shop acts as a mission-oriented intermediary unit between the scientific sphere and civil society organizations. It seeks to facilitate citizen-driven open science projects that respond to the needs of civil society organizations and which, typically, include students in the work process. We performed a thematic analysis of a systematical...
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This paper examines the impact of higher education on youth unemployment. Following the 2008 financial crisis, youth unemployment returned to the fore as a serious concern among policy makers in Europe. A crucial difference from previous recessions is that this time around supply of higher education opportunities was much higher than in the 1980s,...
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This article explores cross-country patterns in how conditions relating to family background, education, and the labor market are related to literacy and numeracy skills. It seeks to assess whether these patterns are in agreement with models of skills formation as identified in the political economy literature. The novelty of this article resides i...
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Territorial disparities and youth labour markets have been often considered as separated themes, due to challenges in data availability. Comparative regional or sub-regional research on youth labour market integration (YLMI) have been therefore scarce. In this article, we address this gap by presenting a composite measure of YLMI that covers a wide...
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Literature on education and training highlights two factors that impinge on the distribution of early leaving (ELET) and exclusion from employment and training (NEET) across EU regions. One of these factors lies in the institutions that regulate the transition from education and training to employment at the national level. Over time, these institu...
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Comparative research on youth employment has mostly focused on differences between countries or regimes of youth transitions. The territorial differentiation below country level has been less explored, notwithstanding the potential impact on youth-life chances and the territorial cohesion of the European Union. This paper aims at deepening into the...
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This article explores the relationship between school choice, student mobility and school segregation in Barcelona. The case of Barcelona is particularly interesting because the school admissions policy combines a particular design of catchment area with a significant level of choice options. We work on students and school register datasets for the...
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p>Existing quantitative studies use various measurements and methods to examine Bourdieu's theory of cultural reproduction in the field of education, yet, most either misunderstand the conception, or only test part of the theory. This article addresses these gaps by using the "Structure-Disposition-Practice" framework to picture an integrated model...
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p>Existing quantitative studies use various measurements and methods to examine Bourdieu's theory of cultural reproduction in the field of education, yet, most either misunderstand the conception, or only test part of the theory. This article addresses these gaps by using the "Structure-Disposition-Practice" framework to picture an integrated model...
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Countries’ institutional configurations and structural characteristics play an important role in shaping transitions from school to work. Recent empirical evidence shows significant regional and territorial differences in youth unemployment and labor market participation. Along this research strand, we argue in favor of a place-sensitive approach t...
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The debate on territorial cohesion and spatial inequality recognises the role and influence different scales have on individuals' opportunities with extended effects especially for young people's life chances. In particular, a regional perspective into territorial disparities of socioeconomic conditions and welfare in Europe provides a more fine-gr...
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This chapter uses harmonized quantitative regional data on the mediating role of LLL policies in the configuration of individuals living conditions. We focus our attention on four indicators: youth unemployment, tertiary education enrolment, early school leavers and NEET rates. To analyse the determinants of the contextual living conditions we fit...
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This article features supplementary data related to the article "How are adult skills configured?" [1]. The tables show the descriptive statistics of the variables included in the model together with the measurement model and the measure of overall model fit. Moreover, the data article describes the procedures used and can be beneficial for the res...
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This article examines the dynamics of the relationship between residential and school segregation in Barcelona. The analysis explores which educational and non-educational drivers foster the school segregation of foreign students between the city's neighbourhoods. The article also analyses to what extent the particularities of Barcelona's admission...
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This article employs a single framework to examine the relationship between family background, education, skills use and direct measures of literacy skills in five countries: the United States, Japan, Germany, Denmark and Spain. Its main aim is to contribute to research on adult skills by undertaking a comprehensive analysis of literacy skills. We...
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The economic impact of tertiary education is important for regional development, and whilst participation rates have increased, it is unclear whether this has benefited regions equally. The paper analyses a panel of European regions to determine how the geography of tertiary education has evolved between 2002 and 2012. The results show a mixed pict...
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The purpose of this chapter is to evidence the shortcomings of large-scale assessments and the new shift towards capability oriented indicators. Focusing on the international data on adult skills (PIAAC) and its impact in forging VET (Vocational Education and Training) policies, we assume that current VET systems are confronted with many challenges...
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This document presents preliminary findings related to context-specific living conditions of young adults at the regional level. In order to better inform policies, more effort is needed in developing richer context-based information at regional and local level. Identifying existing data gaps and improving the availability of territorial informatio...
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The good economic performance and low levels of youth unemployment in countries with dual vocational education and training (VET) systems have provided good arguments to the advocates of dual apprenticeships as a global role model. Many governments in the Global North have started to show great interest in adopting dual apprenticeships in their own...
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Research in the social sciences has focused extensively on the relationship between family background, educational attainment and social destination, on the one hand, and on the processes of skills creation and skills use, on the other. This paper brings these two branches of the literature together by examining the correlation between a range of s...
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The present work intends to provide a complex picture of both the configuration of skills outcomes and their acquisition with the inclusion of a plurality of social factors in order to consider the lifelong path of skills acquisition. The overall approach of the thesis to the issue of skills acquisition is based, first, on a theoretical and complex...
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Background: The analysis of intergenerational transfers can shed light on the interaction between population age structure and welfare. Nevertheless, a thorough examination of this issue requires consideration of both monetary (market) and time (non-market) transfers. Objective: We analyse market and non-market production, consumption, and transfer...
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Although it has declined in recent decades, alcohol consumption in Spain is still high compared with other European countries. The consumption pattern shows a converging trend with Europe, with a decrease in consumption of wine and an increase in the consumption of beer. Likewise, mortality related to alcohol consumption has also declined in the la...
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Disclaimer: This report reflects the views of its authors and these are not necessarily those of either the European Commission or the Member States.
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Although it has declined in recent decades, alcohol consumption in Spain is still high compared with other European countries. The consumption pattern shows a converging trend with Europe, with a decrease in consumption of wine and an increase in the consumption of beer. Likewise, mortality related to alcohol consumption has also declined in the la...

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Thomasproject is a name that we give to a project at least 500 years old. Since it’s been around, misunderstood and alienating, the name „utopia“: Thomas More, 1516. It’s a project of re-existence and revolt: Thomas Müntzer, 1525. But it’s a project that carries within times of all the utopias and all the defeated revolutions: of all the breaches in which history opened just to close again immediately. It’s a project of those who don’t settle for their stories being told by others. It’s a memory of what has happened, a memory of what is possible. For us. For the time that is coming.