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Intégration des immigrés et associations en France. Un essai d'approche croisée par l'économie et la géographie


  • William Berthomière

    () (MIGRINTER UMR 7301 - Migrations internationales, espaces et sociétés - Université de Poitiers - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Mathilde Maurel

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, FERDI - Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International)

  • Yann Richard

    () (PRODIG - Pôle de recherche pour l'organisation et la diffusion de l'information géographique - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UPD7 - Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 - AgroParisTech - UP4 - Université Paris-Sorbonne - EPHE - École pratique des hautes études - IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)


The issue of integration is key in the literature about migration. It refers to a set of public policies aiming at integrating foreign populations in a given society. This paper aims at investigating the relationships between the integration of four communities installed in France (Algerian, Portugese, Turkish, and Vietnamese) and the presence of associations. The methodology is rooted on two approaches, quantitative economics and geography. It uses a new database, extracted from the Journal Officiel and several surveys, noticeably TeO. In a first step we ask whether the regional distribution and the density of associations explain the degree of integration of the migrants stemming from the four communities. In a second step we test whether memberships into an association increases or decreases the adoption of oppositional identities and if the latter influences the integration via the access to employment.

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  • William Berthomière & Mathilde Maurel & Yann Richard, 2015. "Intégration des immigrés et associations en France. Un essai d'approche croisée par l'économie et la géographie," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-01157873, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-01157873
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    1. Amelie F. Constant & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2008. "Measuring Ethnic Identity and its Impact on Economic Behavior," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 6(2-3), pages 424-433, 04-05.
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    goegraphy; associations; migration; integration; applied economics; économie appliquée; intégrations; approche géographique; immigration;

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    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination

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