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Where Veneto is heading: new mobility patterns

Veneto: sharing facts

Chapter 1

The cycles and structure of the economic system
The current situation
The mobility of the economic system
The figures tell the story

Chapter 2

Trade and corporate mobility
Imports and exports
Veneto's mobile businesses
The figures tell the story

Chapter 3

Production trends
The situation for businesses
Restructuring of sectors
Corporate mobility: innovation and survival
Local trends
The figures tell the story

Chapter 4

The various facets of mobility
Real mobility
Virtual mobility
Mobility for healthcare
The figures tell the story

Chapter 5

Labour: changing market
The many facets of employment
Worker flexibility
The figures tell the story

Chapter 6

Social competition: inherited advantages and new opportunities
Changes in social classes
Making a move towards equality
The figures tell the story

Chapter 7

The centres of development of human capital
Choice of secondary school
The appeal of university
Regional mobility
The figures tell the story

Chapter 8

The migrant population from past to present
The figures tell the story

Chapter 9

Culture in Veneto
Mobility of cultural heritage
Live entertainment
The figures tell the story

Chapter 10

Tourism and tourist flows
New trends
Veneto residents on holiday
The Veneto tourism economy
The figures tell the story

Chapter 11

Mobility within agriculture
The evolution of Veneto agriculture
The guarantees of Veneto's food system
The figures tell the story

Chapter 12

Forests: the mobility of Veneto's deep-rooted heritage
The figures tell the story

Veneto: comparing facts

Chapter 13

Veneto and its provinces

Chapter 14

Veneto, its competitors and European regions

6. The figures tell the story

The profound changes that have come about in the economic and employment sphere in Italy since the Second World War, first industrialisation and then tertiarisation, have led to significant changes in Veneto's social structure.
In 2007, almost 40% of people employed in Veneto belonged to the working class, 35% to the white collar middle class, 18% to the lower middle class, and just over 7% to the upper middle class. Like in other small business areas, the biggest group is the urban blue collar working class, while the upper middle class and the white collar middle class are the smallest.
Despite the major transformations in the composition of social classes, both in Italy and in Veneto about 35% of children find themselves in the same social and occupational position as their father, while 30% managed to climb the social ladder. The white collar middle class and the urban blue collar working class are the least open.
In Veneto though, social advancement depends less on family background, meaning more equal opportunities for success.
Foreign residents have great difficulty climbing the social ladder; even if they have a high level of education, foreign residents in Veneto still mostly do lower level jobs. The children of foreign residents, however, aspire to a different future.
Encouraging social mobility is one tool to bridge social inequalities and divides, also in terms of income. In Italy the income of the wealthiest 20% of families is more than five times that of the poorest 20%; in Europe on average this proportion is 4.8 times.
In Veneto the income gap is more contained and on average families declare that they are more satisfied with their financial situation, as they have to endure less hardships in daily life. There is a much lower percentage of poor families too (3.3% compared to 11.1% of Italian families).
(Chapter 6 in figures)

Chapter 6 in figures
Chapter 6 in figures

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English translation by the University of Padova Language Centre.