Podcast | Cities and social cohesion | Camille Hémet
For this fifth podcast of Economics for everybody, Camille Hémet, professor at the Paris School of Economics and at the university Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, defines the notion of social cohesion and how it is an issue for cities.
She explains how, as an economist, it is possible to “quantify” this social cohesion. She is interested in indicators such as crime or delinquency in cities, at a time when 80% of the world’s population lives there.
Camille Hémet is professor at the Paris School of Economics and at the university Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research in urban economics is particularly interested in local social interactions (in cities or within the neighbourhood of residence): how does the urban environment (city, neighbourhood, infrastructure...) shape them? What are their economic impacts (employment, education...)?
- Hémet C. & Malgouyres C., 2018, “Diversity and employment prospects: neighbors matter!”, Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 53, Issue 3.
- Garrouste M. & Hémet C., 2023, “Neighbors effects and track choice”, to be published.
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