| RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2013 - 1
The papers published in this issue of the Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali have been selected
from those contributions presented at the workshop on ‘‘Employment opportunities and unemployment
over the economic downturn’’ held on 18th May 2012 at the Universita` Cattolica del
Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy. The papers presented in this issue analyse this topic using both
macro- and micro-econometric approaches and other empirical techniques which may help suggest
useful policy interventions.