Conference on secure French and German employment data

The conference organised by CASD and the German Institute for Employment Research (IAB) took place on 28 and 29 March. Many topics were addressed by the researchers present: employment, labour market, salaries, immigration, refugees… The interventions showed that many research results are possible thanks to data from French and German producers. Many questions were also raised about comparability, data access, and matching. Pascal Rivière, Head of INSEE’s Inspectorate General, opened the conference by inviting participants to move forward with collaborations between researchers from both countries, as INSEE is doing with its German counterpart, Destatis. Olivier Godechot’s presentation on social segregation or Christian Dustmann’s presentation on the effects of cuts in social benefits was particularly lively. A round table, chaired by Patrice Duran, President of the National Council for Statistical Information, closed the conference on an optimistic note on the new possibilities offered in terms of cooperation on the use of French and German data. Review of the conference presentation and program