|Minister of Health|
17 May 2006 – 8 May 2008
|Minister of Social Affairs|
May 1996 – 2001
February 13, 1955 |
|Political party||Democratic Party|
Livia Turco (born 13 February 1955 in Cuneo) is an Italian politician, member of the Democratic Party (Partito Democratico). She was a member of parliament between 1987-2013. Turco was Minister of Social Affairs in three governments between 1996-2001 and Minister of Health between 2006-2008.
She came from a working-class background in Morozzo, Cuneo, and studied in Cuneo and Turin, where she began her political career with the Communist Party, becoming a deputy in 1987. Later she was Director of the Communist Youth League, a regional councillor and responsible for women in the local party federation.
In 2000 she unsuccessfully ran for President of Piedmont, and was elected a senator for Piedmont in 2006. She then became Minister of Health in the second Prodi government (2006-8). Following the fall of Prodi, she was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in April 2008 as a member of the center-left Democratic Party.
Her name is attached to the 1998 immigration act known as Legge Turco-Napolitano (L. 40/98), as well as the 2000 parental leave and time regulation in cities act also known as the Turco Act (Legge 53/2000).
- "Cinquantamila giorni – Livia Turco" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- Chamber of Deputies Profile, retrieved 22 April 2014
- Lombardo, Emanuela; Sangiuliano, Maria (November–December 2009). "‘Gender and employment’ in the Italian policy debates: The construction of ‘non employed’ gendered subjects". Women's Studies International Forum. ScienceDirect. 32 (6): 445–452. doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2009.09.007.
- Time and territory. Time policies of the cities. The Barcelona Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies. Paper 49.