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The Bitter Taste of Italy’s Recovery

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Maschietto: “I feel like I’m stalled”

Vittoria Maschietto has a literature degree from Bologna University, lives in central Rome, and works in sales at a prestigious publishing house. She spends her weekends rock-climbing, visiting museums, or hanging out in cafes with friends. There’s just one problem: At 27, she can get only a temporary job that offers no pathway to permanent employment, leaving her with little sense of what’s next. “I feel like I’m stalled,” Maschietto says as she jumps on her scooter

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