More women in charge, especially in public institutions, they would reduce corruption. Salvatore Rossi, the general director of Bankitalia announced it, according to some “surveys, women are less likely to give in to corruption”. Rossi spoke in a lectio magistralis at Lumsa University in Palermo and affirmed education is helps very important “as it helps developing pro-social habits, such as trust in others, reciprocity, cooperation. Social capital stems criminality”.
Rossi explained that international analysis show that “increasing education has a general impact on the tendency to criminality in adulthood. Gathering human capital, meaning skills, abilities, knowledge, professional skills, decreases individual’s inclination to risks”.
In Italy, making teenagers spend more time in school reduces criminality in the north, whereas it can be dangerous where criminality has infected society so much that it leads to bad influences at school: what matters is not just quantity but quality of teachings that have to focus on good values and behavior in society”.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa