Trajectories and Origins: Survey on the Diversity of the French Population

  • Cris Beauchemin
  • Christelle Hamel
  • Patrick Simon

Part of the INED Population Studies book series (INPS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Patrick Simon, Cris Beauchemin, Christelle Hamel
    Pages 1-10
  3. Cris Beauchemin, Bertrand Lhommeau, Patrick Simon
    Pages 11-38
  4. Jean-Luc Primon, Yaël Brinbaum, Laure Moguérou
    Pages 39-77
  5. Christelle Hamel, Bertrand Lhommeau, Ariane Pailhé, Emmanuelle Santelli
    Pages 107-142
  6. Christelle Hamel, Muriel Moisy
    Pages 171-193
  7. Yaël Brinbaum, Mirna Safi, Patrick Simon
    Pages 195-222
  8. Christelle Hamel, Maud Lesné, Jean-Luc Primon
    Pages 223-248
  9. Stephanie Condon, Corinne Régnard
    Pages 249-275
  10. Cris Beauchemin, Hugues Lagrange, Mirna Safi
    Pages 331-357
  11. Cris Beauchemin, Christelle Hamel, Patrick Simon
    Pages 359-367
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 369-376

About this book


This book provides the main findings of a ground-breaking survey on immigrants and the second generation in France. The data, collected from more than 20, 000 persons representative of the population living in France, offer invaluable insights into the trajectories and experience of ethnic minorities.

The book explains how France has been an immigrant-receiving country for over a century and how it is now a multicultural society with an unprecedented level of origin diversity. While immigrants and their descendants are targets of clichés and stereotyping, this book provides unique quantitative findings on their situation in all areas of personal and working life.

Is origin in itself a factor of inequality? With its detailed reconstitutions of educational, occupational and conjugal trajectories and its exploration of access to housing and health, this book provides multiple approaches to answering this question.

One of the work’s major contributions is to combine objective and subjective measures of discrimination: this is the first study in France to focus on racism as experienced by those subjected to it, while opening up new methodological perspectives on the experience of prejudice by origin, religion, and skin colour.


International migration and integration Discrimination and ethnic minoroties Second generation TeO Trajectories et Origines Demographic diversity in France

Editors and affiliations

  • Cris Beauchemin
    • 1
  • Christelle Hamel
    • 2
  • Patrick Simon
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut national d’études démographiques (INED)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Institut national d’études démographiques (INED)ParisFrance
  3. 3.Institut national d’études démographiques (INED)ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76637-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76638-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-2452
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-2460
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