Sauro Mocetti Giacomo Roma

The Professional Associations in Italy: Measurement and Effects of the Regulation

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In Italy, regulated occupations that require the enrollment in a professional association represent a significant share of overall employment, especially of more-educated workers. This work presents a new measure of the degree of regulation that highlights the heterogeneity between the different professional bodies and shows the impact on the corresponding income from work. Some evidence on the processes of (self) selection in the occupations and the need to take into account the structural changes in the service market suggest that the quality of regulation could improve in some areas


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