Stylized Facts

Antonio M. Merlo, Vincenzo Galasso, Massimiliano Landi, Andrea Mattozzi

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    This chapter provides an overview of the career profiles of Italian legislators over the entire sample period 1948-2008. In particular, it documents the extent to which the characteristics of Italian legislators (such as their age, gender, education, occupation, and income prior to entering the Parliament) have changed over time and highlight the major differences between the First and the Second Republic. To provide a term of comparison, it also contrasts the profiles of Italian legislators and their evolution over the postwar period to those of the members of the United States Congress.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Ruling Class
    Subtitle of host publicationManagement and Politics in Modern Italy
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780191595417
    ISBN (Print)9780199588282
    StatePublished - Sep 30 2010


    • Career
    • First republic
    • Income
    • Legislators
    • Parliament
    • Parties
    • Second republic

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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