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L'approccio statistico delle disuguaglianze sociali


  • Alain Bihr

    () (Laboratorio di Sociologia e di Antropologia,Université de Franche-Comté)


During the 90’s different academic works have pointed to an increase of social inequalities in France. The first part of the following paper examines the question through a synthesis of the different statistical data and analysis published on the matter since the beginning of the 80’s. It also focuses on the difficulties and limits of such a statistical approach, especially according to the holistic character of social inequalities. The second part of the paper tries to throw light on three different dimensions of this holistic character: the network of interactions between the different social inequalities; the accumulation of social advantages versus the accumulation of social handicaps; and last the reproduction of inequalities through successive generations.

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  • Alain Bihr, 2003. "L'approccio statistico delle disuguaglianze sociali," Working Papers (-2012) 0302, University of Bergamo, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:brg:wpaper:0302

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    France; social inequalites; statistics; holistic approach;

    JEL classification:

    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty


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