In Italy, the graduates not only find a job easily, but they have a salary below the OECD average. That is why, according to the OECD report Education at a Glance 2013 , in the beautiful country collapse rates registered and young people who dream of graduation. About the sharp decrease of the freshmen had already raised the cry of alarm last winter the National University Council (CUN), which as noted in a decade, the decline has been so dramatic that it is as if it had gone a university the size the University of Milan.

There he enrolled at the university and less and less, given the difficulties in finding a job, grow NEET , young people who do not study, do not have a job and are not included in a course of vocational training. The percentage of NEET between 15 and 29 years in Italy was 23.2 percent , while the OECD average is 15.8 percent.


The OECD report would indicate that the drop in registrations is not intended to stop in the short term: the university, in fact, also attracts less and less in the future, so that the 15 year olds who are hoping to get to the degree declined by more than 10 percent between 2003 and 2009. But, warns the OECD, further study slightly improves the chances of finding a job: the unemployment among 25 and 34 year olds without upper secondary education has increased by 3.6 per cent between 2008 and 2011 (OECD average: 4 , 5 per cent), 2.9 per cent for young graduates (OECD average: 3.1 percent) and 2.1 percent for young people with a tertiary level of education (OECD average: 2.2 percent).

According to the OECD, to keep young people away from the Italian universities is a combination of factors: the tax increase, the difficulties that graduates face in finding skilled jobs and the fact that the salaries of ‘doctors’ Italians are leaner than the average of those of other countries in the survey. Those with lower wages are particularly graduates between the ages of 25 and 34 years, they earn just 22 percent more than their peers who have just graduated , while the OECD average is 40 percent. It goes a bit ‘better with age: graduates 55-64 years age classes in fact earn 68 percent more than their peers graduates, but in any case it remains below the OECD average, which stood at 73 per percent more.