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Social Mobility in Europe$
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Richard Breen

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199258451

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199258457.001.0001

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The Italian Mobility Regime: 1985–97

The Italian Mobility Regime: 1985–97

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(p.149) 6 The Italian Mobility Regime: 1985–97
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Social Mobility in Europe
Author(s):

Maurizio Pisati

Antonio Schizzerotto

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199258457.003.0006

Analyses changes in the Italian social mobility regime over the period 1985 to 1997. First, it is shown that both men’s and women’s absolute rates of mobility have remained substantially stable during the period under analysis. Some changes did occur in relative mobility changes: on the one hand, the strength of the barriers separating the urban manual and non-manual classes has increased somewhat; on the other hand, the degree of viscosity of agricultural classes has considerably decreased. Overall, these two changes have brought about a slight increase in the degree of fluidity of the Italian society.

Keywords:   Italian Household Longitudinal Survey, Italy, labour market, social change, social inequality, social mobility

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