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Political Participation in Five Sections of Milan: Baggio, Barona, Comasina, Forlanini, Perrucchetti, 1964 (ICPSR 7307)

Principal Investigator(s): Pizzorno, Alessandro


This study interviewed residents of five sections of Milan, Italy: Baggio, Barona, Comasina, Forlanini, and Perrucchetti. The five sections were selected according to the following criteria: (1) genesis of the neighborhood (compact municipality, pre-war settlement spurred by industrial development, recent industrial development), (2) type of residential areas (subsidized versus non-subsidized), (3) morphological characteristics of the section (unplanned versus planned development), and (4) degree of efficiency of infrastructures and services (according to their efficiency index). Questions probed respondents' socioeconomic mobility, political awareness, relationships with neighbors, places of origin, and familiarity with Milan and its cultural-political life. In addition, respondents were asked about their knowledge of events in the neighborhood, the types of leisure activities in which they participated there, their family life, and their levels of involvement in political and social activities in their neighborhood. A subsample of 450 respondents were reinterviewed with a second questionnaire that probed more deeply into political and associational participation. Findings of this study were edited by the Lombardi Institute for Economic and Social Studies (Istituto Lombardo per gli Studi Economici e Sociali -- I.L.S.E.S.) in November 1964, and later appeared in Quaderni di Sociologia special issue, July-December 1967, XIV, pp. 3-4.

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Study Description


Pizzorno, Alessandro. Political Participation in Five Sections of Milan: Baggio, Barona, Comasina, Forlanini, Perrucchetti, 1964. ICPSR07307-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 197?. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07307.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07307.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cities, citizen attitudes, cultural perceptions, economic history, family life, industrial growth, interpersonal relations, leisure, local politics, neighborhoods, neighbors, political awareness, political participation, professional associations, social mobility, social networks, socioeconomic status, urban planning

Geographic Coverage:    Italy, Milan, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1964

Date of Collection:   

  • 1964

Universe:    Adult population of five sections of Milan: Baggio, Barona, Comasina, Forlanini, and Perrucchetti.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The documentation is in Italian.


Sample:    A stratified random sample was drawn from each of the five sections of Milan included in the study.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-20


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