Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018

Social mobility in Italy unchanged since late 1990s


Rome, December 18 - It is difficult for Italians to
change their social standing according to an annual report on
social cohesion presented on Tuesday.
The report was compiled by the national social security
institute (INPS), Istat statistics agency and labour ministry.
Istat figures from 2009 show that 62.6% of employed people
found themselves in a different social class than their parents.
This figure changed little since 1998, said the report.
In absolute terms women were more socially mobile than men,
respectively with 65.9% and 60.6% reaching different positions.
Family origins weigh heavily on a person's ability to move
up the social ladder, as does the related issue of access to
education, according to the study.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD) figures for 2010 showed that a person whose father did
not complete secondary education had only a 10% chance of
obtaining a university degree - and therefore of improving his
or her social position - compared to 35% in France and 40% in

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