Discriminations and Category-Based Policies Research Group
Research on discrimination has experienced a particular boom in France since the early 2000s. Empirical work attests to the extent and mechanisms of production of inequalities linked to gender, origin, religion, skin colour, sexual orientation, disability, etc., in different contexts of social interaction: labour market, housing market, family, school, administration, police, justice, etc.
Public policy is not neutral in the face of this phenomenon. In addition to the effects induced by public policies in the areas listed above, category-based policies explicitly targeting certain populations (women, ethnoracial minorities, migrants, persons with disabilities, etc.) help to alleviate or, on the contrary, accentuate the discriminations suffered by these populations.
LIEPP's "Discrimination and category-based policies" section is devoted to these issues and contributes to the public debate through an interdisciplinary research approach by assessing the extent and evolution of discrimination in France and analysing the challenges it poses to public policy. It combines research on the measurement of discrimination, on the experience of discrimination, and on (anti-)discriminatory policies. This strand brings together bodies of work on types of inequality and category-based policies that are usually studied separately:
- Migration and policies towards migrants with the IPM
- Disability and health inequalities
- Ethno-racial inequalities.
Associated research projects
Disability and Work (2017)
Research group recent events
- How to evaluate the implementation of equality policies?
- Workshop LIEPP/GIEM: "La santé des personnes migrantes entre politiques migratoires et politiques de santé"
- Seminar: "Impact des soins professionnels de longue durée sur le recours à l'aide familiale en Europe"
- Les violences sexistes après #MeToo
- Disability as Inequality: Social Disparities, Health Disparities and Participation in Daily Activities
Publications of the Research Group
- Anne REVILLARD, Les inégalités de genre dans l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche: Discussion autour du LIEPP Policy Brief nº14 LIEPP Working Paper [Methodological Discussion Paper] n°34bis, octobre 2014
- Pierre DESCHAMPS, José DE SOUSA, Labor Mobility and Racial Discrimination LIEPP Working Paper , n°35, December 2014
- Amy G. MAZUR, Does Feminist Policy Matter in Post Industrial Democracies? A Proposed Analytical Roadmap , LIEPP Working Paper n°42, november 2015
- François BONNET, Etienne LALÉ, Mirna SAFI, Etienne WASMER, Better residential than ethnic discrimination! Reconciling audit's findings and interviews'findings in the Parisian housing market LIEPP Working Paper n° 36, février 2015
- François BONNET, Robert ELLICKSON, Etienne LALÉ, David LAITIN, Mirna SAFI, Etienne WASMER, Better residential than ethnic discrimination! LIEPP Working Paper [Methodological Discussion Paper] n°38bis, September 2015
- Anne REVILLARD, La réception de l'action publique LIEPP Working Paper, n°55, July 2016
- Clément BELLET, Eve SIHRA, Less Food for More Status: Caste Inequality and Conspicuous Consumption in India LIEPP Working Paper, n° 56, September 2016
- Roger WALDINGER, Renee LUTHRA, Thomas Soehl Acquiring and Exercising Citizenship: The New Second Generation in the United States LIEPP Working Paper, n°58, October 2016
- Aliya SAPERSTEIN, Making the Case for Racial Mobility , LIEPP Working Paper, n°69, September 2017
- Robin STRYKER, Heidi REYNOLDS-STENSON, Krista FREDERICO Family responsibilities discrimination, HR work-family discourse and organizational mediation of US civil rights law , LIEPP Working Paper, n°70, September 2017
- Andreas STEINHAUER, Working Moms, Childlessness, and Female Identity LIEPP Working Paper, n°79, Mai 2018
- Fabio Quassoli, Monica Colombo, Andrea Molteni Governing through security? Institutional discourse, practices, and policies in the metropolitan city of Milan LIEPP Working Paper n°83, December 2018
- Jean-Benoit EYMEOUD , Paul VERTIER, Gender Biases: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in French Local Elections LIEPP Working Paper n°78, April, 2018
- Pierre DESCHAMPS, Gender Quotas in Hiring Committees: a Boon or a Bane for Women? LIEPP Working Paper, n°82, novembre 2018
- Célia BOUCHET, Handicaps et inégalités professionnelles en France: des disparités qui se creusent au fil des parcours de vie LIEPP Working Paper n°84, mars 2019
- Carrie SHANDRA, Disability and Patterns of Leisure Participation across the Life Course LIEPP Working Paper n°109, April 2020
- Mirna SAFI, Tianjian Lai, Haley McAvay Diverging Pathways : How Pre-Migration Selectivity and Initial Legal Status Shape Immigrant Outcomes in France LIEPP Working Paper n°103, January 2020
- Pierre DESCHAMPS, Anne REVILLARD, Marie SAUTIER, Mathieu ARBOGAST, Les quotas de genre dans le monde académique Débats du LIEPP n°5, février 2020
- Yael SHOMER, Morgane LAOUENAN, Emmanuel VALAT Outsourcing recruitment as a solution to prevent discrimination : A correspondence study LIEPP Working Paper n°104, February 2020