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The Ambivalent Nature of Ethnic Segregation in France’s Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods

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  • Jean-Louis Pan Ké Shon

    (Unité de recherche Mobilités, Territoires, Habitat et Sociabilité, INED, 133 boulevard Davout, 75020 Paris, France, jean-louis.pan-ke-shon@ined.fr)

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To achieve a better understanding of life conditions in the suburbs (banlieues) that erupted in the 2005 riots, segregation in France is here evaluated for the first time. The apparent reduction in class segregation between two most recent full censuses and the contrary rise in ethnic segregation are shown. Using longitudinal data and observing the residential mobility of residents in the ‘sensitive neighbourhoods’, it is shown that: most who move out are upwardly mobile; Africans find it harder to move out and are three times more likely to move into the least-advantaged neighbourhoods; the more the neighbourhood is disadvantaged, the more its residents move into another equally disadvantaged neighbourhood.

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  • Jean-Louis Pan Ké Shon, 2010. "The Ambivalent Nature of Ethnic Segregation in France’s Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 47(8), pages 1603-1623, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:47:y:2010:i:8:p:1603-1623
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    1. Acolin, Arthur & Bostic, Raphael & Painter, Gary, 2016. "A field study of rental market discrimination across origins in France," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(C), pages 49-63.
    2. Jean-Louis Pan Ké Shon & Gregory Verdugo, 2015. "Forty years of immigrant segregation in France, 1968–2007. How different is the new immigration?," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 52(5), pages 823-840, April.
    3. Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der Gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung (ed.), 2013. "Gegen eine rückwärtsgewandte Wirtschaftspolitik. Jahresgutachten 2013/14," Annual Economic Reports / Jahresgutachten, German Council of Economic Experts / Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung, volume 127, number 201314.
    4. Marko Kryvobokov & Louafi Bouzouina, 2014. "Willingness to pay for accessibility under the conditions of residential segregation," Post-Print halshs-01082820, HAL.
    5. Jean-Louis Pan Ké Shon & Claire Scodellaro, 2011. "Discrimination au logement et ségrégation ethno-raciale en France," Working Papers 171, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED).

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