Hard life for bachelors hardened in’Italy 30s, especially for those who had younger people between 25 ed i 65 years.
In order to increase the weddings and births fact, Benito Mussolini He introduced the so-called tax on celibacy, which consisted of a sum of money to be paid to the State by all single males belonging to that age group.
To be precise, who had the 25 to 35 years had to pay 70 lire a year (more or less 55 euro today) then, as it age increased the rate down, until you get to “sole” 50 read, while from 66 and older had (Finally!) exempted.
In Mussolini's intentions tax might have led to an increase of the population and the army, but the results were far from exceptional (Photo gives: binrome.com).