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Young People Cast Out Of Italy's Welfare System

NPR | May 21, 2013 8:13 a.m. | Updated: May 22, 2013 6:36 a.m.

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Sylvia Poggioli

In Italy, the youth jobless rate is nudging 40 percent, a record high in postwar history. Demographer Stefano Rosina says the Italian welfare system has always been skewed toward the middle-aged and elderly, leaving Italian youths with no political or trade union representation.

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