DONDENA Seminar Series FALL 28/11/2022


"Le bruit et l'odeur": Discrimination, work and fertility among second generation migrants in France"

by Thomas Baudin (IESEG School of Management) and Simone Moriconi (IESEG School of Management)



We investigate how the feeling of being discriminated (e.g. due to origins and skin color) alters the set of incentives that relate to the economic integration of the household and more precisely, decisions in terms of the tradeoff between work and fertility for 2nd generation migrant in France. We exploit a policy episode, The Pasqua Law, which constitutes an exogenous shock of discrimination targeted to 2nd generation migrants. We argue that the exposition to the Pasqua law 20 years before the behaviors we investigate, has durably altered the sensitivity of the treated persons to the feeling of discrimination. 


Thomas Baudin is Full Professor at IESEG School of Management in the Economics and Quantitative Methods Department. He is also a member of LEM (Lille Economie Management) and IRES (Institut de Recherche Economique et Sociale) at UCLouvain


Please note that the seminar will be in a hybrid format (presence + Zoom meetings at the following link: