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Dr. Camilla Borgna

Portrait Dr. Camilla Borgna ( )
Research Fields
  • Education and Training
mail: camilla [dot] borgna [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Research Fellow of the Research Unit

PhD in Political Science (Public Policy) at the Graduate School for Social and Political Sciences (GSSPS) University of Milan

Since 03/2014 Research fellow at the WZB, Unit of Skill Formation and Labor Markets

Since 2013 
Fellow of the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER)

Visiting scholar at the WZB, Unit of Skill Formation and Labor Markets

Visiting scholar at the University of Arizona, Department of Sociology

Internship at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Brussels

M.A. in European Studies at the University of Turin

B.A. in International Studies at the University of Turin

Research interests include: educational inequalities, competence development and comparative assessments of educational systems.

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Selected Publications
  • Borgna, Camilla (2017): "Different Systems, same Inequalities? Post-compulsory Education and Young Adults' Literacy in 18 OECD Countries". In: Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 27, No. 4, Special Issue "Education as Social Policy. Institutions, Public Support and Outcomes over the Life Course”, edited by Valentina Di Stasio/Heike Solga, S. 332-345.
  • Borgna, Camilla (2017): Migrant Penalties in Educational Achievement. Second-generation Immigrants in Western Europe. Series Changing Welfare States. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Borgna, Camilla/Struffolino, Emanuela (2017): "Pushed or Pulled? Girls and Boys Facing Early School Leaving Risk in Italy". In: Social Science Research, Vol. 61, S. 298-313. (vorab online publiziert 01.07.2016)
  • Borgna, Camilla/Struffolino, Emanuela (2017): "Schule und das Push’n Pull. Vorzeitiger Schulabgang unter Mädchen und Jungen in Italien". In: WZB-Mitteilungen, H. 155, S. 41-44.
  • Borgna, Camilla (2016): "Multiple Paths to Inequality. How Institutional Contexts Shape the Educational Opportunities of Second-Generation Immigrants in Europe". In: European Societies, Vol. 18, No. 2, S. 180-199. (vorab online publiziert 1. Februar 2016)
  • Borgna, Camilla (2015): "Migration, Education, and Inequality. Which European Educational Systems Provide Fair Opportunities to Learn?". In: WZB Report, Vol. 2015, S. 32-35.
  • Borgna, Camilla/Contini, Dalit (2014): "Migrant Achievement Penalties in Western Europe. Do Educational Systems Matter?". In: European Sociological Review, Vol. 30, No. 5, S. 670-683. (Vorab online publiziert 1. August 2014)
  • Borgna, Camilla/Struffolino, Emanuela (2014): Early School Leaving Dynamics in Italy. The Heterogeneity of Gender Effects. ISFOL Research Paper 20. Roma: Istituto per lo Sviluppo della Formazione Professionale dei Lavoratori, Roma (ISFOL).

Borgna, Camilla (2013): “Fuzzy-Set Coincidence Analysis: the Hidden Asymmetries”. COMPASSS Working Papers Series 2013/72