3 July 2020

This Peculiar Epidemic is a Happiness Disease…

In his book Les maladies du bonheur [Happiness diseases] published last March, Hugues Lagrange, an emeritus CNRS research director at the Observatory of Social Change […]
18 May 2020

Breastfeeding Policies Disconnected from Reality

by Marta Dominguez Folgueras, OSC* The World Health Organization (WHO) defines breastfeeding as “the best source of nourishment for infants and young children.” The organization […]
18 May 2020
Politiques des quotas d'égalité entre sexes . Crédits : Delpixel, Shutterstock

Are Quotas a Solution for Equality?

By Anne Revillard, OSC/LIEPP * Over the past few decades, gender equality policies have increasingly used quotas to promote women’s access to positions of power, […]
11 February 2020
Femme devant choisir entre responsabilités parentales et succès professionnel. Crédits image : GoodStudio/Shutterstock

The Paradox of Family Policy

Family policy expansion – and in particular childcare – is one of the hallmarks of welfare state’s transformation. Paradoxically it unfolds in a context of […]
6 July 2019
Le train passe devant une personne en fauteuil roulant. Crédits photo : Graceful Digital, Shutterstock

Work and disability: ending exclusions

We are all aware of the fact that the disabled face significant difficulties in the labor market, but we underestimate them. While many inclusive measures […]
6 May 2019

Strong links between social inequalities and political activism

by Jen Schradie, Assistant Professor, Researcher at the Center for Studies in Social Change The promises of digital democracy We had such high hopes for […]
22 October 2018

You better move on!

The expatriation of young Italians Close to 5% of Italian masters graduates seek employment abroad. While the share may seem small, this exodus represents a […]
11 April 2018
Pierre-Auguste_Renoir. Le Déjeuner des canotiers. Crédits : Domaine public

Is it useful to work on Sundays?

Is it useful to work on Sundays? Not according to Jean-Yves Boulin and Laurent Lesnard in their latest book Les Batailles du dimanche [Sunday battles]. […]
11 April 2018

Understanding inequalities in higher education steering

Agnès van Zanten is a CNRS research director, a member of the Observatory for Social Change (OSC) and a professor at Sciences Po. She co-leads […]