In this paper, we study the welfare effect of an ambitious childcare reform, which introduced universal daycare subsidies in Québec in 1997. To this end, we combine reduced-form and structural approaches to estimate the total costs and benefits of the policy.
Using rich survey data matched with other sources, we explore the determinants of veiling and economic participation among Muslim women in France. Building on economic theory of veiling, we estimate the relative importance of individual and social incentives (communitarian pressure) for veiling.
Using rich French panel data, I investigate the potential of centralized anonymous hiring systems for public-sector jobs to provide fair economic opportunities to minorities who might be discriminated against in the private labor market.
Revisiting the effects of the 2004 headscarf ban in French schools using unique survey data on religion and religious practices.