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The Feeling of Discrimination and Job-Market Entry in France

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  • Olivier Joseph
  • Séverine Lemière
  • Laurence Lize
  • Patrick Rousset

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ABSTRACT:This research focuses on individuals who consider they have been victims of discrimination inFrance. The aim is to look at the feeling of discrimination young people may feel due to their“foreign origin” and to assess its links on career paths, seven years after leaving school in 1998.We used the method for clustering self-organising maps, supplemented by an econometricanalysis to distinguish eight major classes of career pathways. The aim is to see how the fact ofdeclaring having suffered discrimination may influence the professional situation of these youngadults. By looking at both the time it takes to get a stable job and the quality of entry into thelabour market, we were able to identify certain trends which differentiate the experiences ofyoung persons of foreign origin suffering discrimination from those of other youths: the formerneed more time to get a steady job, while the quality of their work is lower and they may alsosuffer from both these disadvantages. Qualitative interviews were conducted with young peopledeclaring discrimination in order to complement our statistical results. All the results show thatthe link between discrimination and career path is not so strong as one might think.

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  • Olivier Joseph & Séverine Lemière & Laurence Lize & Patrick Rousset, 2013. "The Feeling of Discrimination and Job-Market Entry in France," Brussels Economic Review, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles, vol. 56(1), pages 5-42.
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    Keywords

    Discrimination / Discrimination; Segmentation / Segmentation; Insertion professionnelle des jeunes / Youth job-market entry; France / France;
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    JEL classification:

    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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