Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

The Immigrant Integration Process in France: Inequalities and Segmentation

Abstract : This article focuses on the integration of immigrants in France as a demographic, economic, social and political process. It uses data from the 1992 INSEE-INED “Mobilité Géographique et Insertion Sociale” survey (MGIS). Taking off from literature emphasizing the multidimensional, segmented character of the process, an empirical typology is developed with which to test the relevance of various models. The classic assimilation hypothesis, which assumes the existence of a uniform convergence process, is shown to be validated only in the case of immigrants from Spain. Other, more complex, segmented models seem to characterize the various communities represented in the survey.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [53 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Spire Sciences Po Institutional Repository Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:30:10 AM
Last modification on : Monday, March 21, 2022 - 2:50:02 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:53:14 PM


Publisher files allowed on an open archive




Mirna Safi. The Immigrant Integration Process in France: Inequalities and Segmentation. Revue française de sociologie, Presse de Sciences Po / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2008, 49 (5), pp.3 - 44. ⟨hal-01719436v2⟩



Record views


Files downloads