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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:
          My project aims to quantify intergenerational income mobility in France and to understand its main determinants. Special attention is given to inequality of opportunity across origins, and to the potential role played by residential segregation. By OECD standards, France is characterized by a high intergenerational persistence. 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 even conditionally on parental income, and despite similar educational investments, I observe that second-generation immigrants from North Africa consistently earn less than children of natives. Further investigation shows that this gap does not result from differences in hourly wage, but from differences in access to the labor market through employment and hours worked. I develop an empirical framework to estimate the causal impact of residential segregation on this conditional ethnic gap.

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