Publications

Occupational-based social class positions: a critical review and some findings

The working paper reviews the main occupation based social class measures and delineates them from other concepts such as status (ceto, stand) and continuous measures of socio-economic positions. The theoretical foundations of EGP and ESeC schemes and the alternative proposal by Oesch are presented.

It is now available on the website the fourth Working Paper from RISING prin. This working paper is authored by Paolo Barbieri (University of Trento), Filippo Gioachin (University of Trento), Saverio Minardi (University of Trento) and Stefani Scherer (University of Trento).

The working paper is available at this link.

Conceptualizing economic insecurity. A literature review

This working paper presents the scientific debate regarding the topic of economic insecurity, focusing on all the different definitions proposed so far and the related measures.

It is now available on the website the third Working Paper from RISING prin. This working paper is authored by Costanzo Ranci (Polytechnic of Milan) and Andrea Parma (Polytechnic of Milan).

The working paper is available at this link (WP is in Italian).

Culturalist approaches to middle-classes

The working paper maps the main theoretical contributions inspired by Bourdieu’s studies. Differently from the traditional approaches focused on occupations, the ‘culturalist’ approaches analyse the cultural practices of the middle-classes.

It is now available on the website the second Working Paper from RISING prin. This working paper is authored by Andrea Bellini (University of Florence) and Lara Maestripieri (Polytechnic of Milan).

The working paper is available at this link (WP is in Italian).

How to measure the middle class: approaches from economics

The working paper provides a literature review of the different approaches used in economics to measure the middle class, exploring their implications in the empirical analysis and the public debate.

It is now available on the website the first Working Paper from RISING prin. This working paper is authored by Chiara Assunta Ricci (Economic Officer at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)).

The working paper is available at this link.