Economic Policy in France and Italy since the War: Different Stances, Different Outcomes?

  title={Economic Policy in France and Italy since the War: Different Stances, Different Outcomes?},
  author={Andrea Boltho},
  journal={Journal of Economic Issues},
  pages={713 - 731}
  • A. Boltho
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Issues
Fifty years ago, France and Italy had two very different economies. Though agriculture still loomed large in both, its weight in total employment was much higher in Italy (45 versus 28 percent in 1950). French income per capita (at purchasing power parity) was at the time some 50 percent above the Italian level, I and its territorial distribution was much less unequal than in Italy, where pre-existing wide regional income gaps between North and South had further opened in the inter-war years… 
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