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Is the social and tax redistribution the keystone of middle classes ? An international comparison

Middle classes are often the subject of public debate. They would be declining, under the pressure of too many taxes, on the way of pauperization and neglected by the Welfare State. A thorough survey in thirty countries over the three … Continue reading

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Middle classes in Europe

Middle classes are very often in the centre of public debates. Main statements are that the middle class would be on the decline, menaced by pauperization, fiscally pressurised and neglected by the welfare state. Moreover, it would risk to implode … Continue reading

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Housing costs hinder occupational mobility

Over the last few years, many studies on the increase of housing costs have been published from many different angles: the difficult situation for middle classes willing to buy a house, systemic difficulties for the banking system because of the … Continue reading

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Direct and indirect repercussions of the housing crisis on the employment and job situation

Rising real estate prices, increasing lettings, difficulties of our fellow citizens to find appropriate housing with regard to their family situation… The characteristics of the housing crisis in France are numerous. However, its repercussions on the employment and job situation … Continue reading

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Housing problems drag professional mobility

The difficulties of the middle class to access real estate property, the systemic risks resulting from the level of household debts, the loss of purchasing power, are all well-known consequences of the housing crisis. In contrast, the impact of housing … Continue reading

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