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Social Mobility in Italy since the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

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  • Antonio Schizzerotto

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    (University of Trent
    Irvapp, Trent)

  • Sonia Marzadro

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    (Opes, Trent)

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    The article deals with the main features of social mobility processes in contemporary Italy and their changes during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Both absolute (intergenerational and career) mobility and patterns of associations between class of origin and destination in three birth cohorts are studied. The analyses confirm a quite modest shift towards greater social fluidity in the allocation of individuals among the different occupational positions. Nevertheless, ascription still prevails over achievement, and this prevalence is strengthened by the process of family formation, which is based on rather effective mechanisms of social closure.

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    Article provided by SIPI Spa in its journal Rivista di Politica Economica.

    Volume (Year): 98 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 5 (September-October)
    Pages: 5-40

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    Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:98:y:2008:i:5:p:5-40

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    Keywords: intergenerational mobility; career mobility; social fluidity; occupational homo-heterogamy; log-linear models;

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    1. Antonio Bassanetti & Matteo Bugamelli & Sandro Momigliano & Roberto Sabbatini & Francesco Zollino, 2014. "The policy response to macroeconomic and fiscal imbalances in Italy in the last fifteen years," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 67(268), pages 55-103.

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