Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228132
Authors: 
Cetrulo, Armanda
Guarascio, Dario
Virgillito, Maria Enrica
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series No. 2019/34
Abstract: 
Which type of work do Italians perform? In this contribution we aim at detecting the anatomy of the Italian occupational structure by taking stock of a micro-level dataset registering the task content, the execution of procedures, the knowledge embedded in the work itself, called ICP (Indagine Campionaria sulle Professioni), the latter being comparable to the U.S. O*NET dataset. We perform an extensive empirical investigation moving from the micro to the macro level of aggregation. Our results show that the Italian occupational structure is strongly hierarchical, with the locus of power distinct by the locus of knowledge generation. It is also weak in terms of collaborative and worker involvement practices, and possibility to be creative. Our analysis allows to pinpoint the role exerted by hierarchical structures, decision making autonomy, and knowledge as the most relevant attributes characterizing the division of labour.
Subjects: 
Occupational structure
power
knowledge
factor analysis
JEL: 
J2
D2
C38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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