Discriminations and Social Inequalities Research Group

Research on discrimination has experienced a particular growth in France since the early 2000s. Empirical studies attest the magnitude of unequal treatment on the basis of sex, origin, religion, skin color, sexual orientation, disability in different contexts of social interactions (labor market, housing market, schooling, administration, police, justice, etc.).

This research group concentrates on these issues with the objective of contributing to public debate by evaluating the extent and development of discrimination in France and analysing the challenges this poses to policy action in the fight against social inequalities.

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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
  • 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   New