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Axes de recherche

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Labour Economics, Shocks and structural transformations, Informality, Inequalities.



Thèse en cours : Inequalities in access to decent work: the effects of shocks and structural transformations on individual transitions.


Université Paris Dauphine
Sous la direction de Mireille Razafindrakoto et François Roubaud
Date d’inscription : Octobre 2022


This thesis aims to assess the effects of shocks and structural transformations on individual trajectories in the labor market. We adopt the lens of inequality and discrimination to study these impacts. This research is applied to countries with a high incidence of informal employment.

The first chapter attempts to measure the heterogeneous impacts of several crises on individuals in Brazil. In particular, we study the segmentation and exclusion mechanisms associated to gender on the labor market.

The second chapter analyzes the impact of « active labor market programs ». These programs aim to fight against unequal exclusion mechanisms. We apply this research to the case of a program promoting access to decent employment for young people in Côte d’Ivoire.

The third part questions the role of platform work as a new adjustment variable for employment. It also investigates its consequences on working conditions in Brazil and France.