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Louis Sirugue

Louis Sirugue

Doctorant

Paris School of Economics, EHESS

Campus Jourdan – 48, boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

Bâtiment Oïkos, 5e étage, bureau 70

Groupes de recherche : Travail et économie publique
  • Microeconométrie
  • Mobilités économiques et sociales
  • Inégalités de revenus et de patrimoines

Directeur de thèse : Piketty Thomas

Codirecteur : Simon Patrick

Année académique d'inscription : 2020/2021

Titre de la thèse : Inequality of opportunity across origins in France and the implications of collecting ethnic data

  

Affiliations

          - PSE · Paris School of Economics
          - CNRS · Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
          - EHESS · Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
          - ICM · Institut Convergences Migrations

 

 

Research interests:

          - Intergenerational mobility
          - Discrimination
          - Residential segregation

 

 

An introduction to my PhD thesis:

          By OECD standards, France is characterized by a relatively low level of intergenerational income mobility. As immigrants tend to face more precarious socio-economic conditions than natives, this intergenerational inertia ranks among the main plausible causes of the ethnic gap. But despite similar educational investments, second-generation immigrants consistently earn less even conditionally on parental income. I investigate the sources of this inequality of opportunity focusing on the potential role played by spatial segregation. I rely on an algorithm that infers individuals' genealogical origins based on their last name to estimate segregation indices that are precise enough so that their variation can be used for causal identification.

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