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  • Séminaire d’économie appliquée

    Thursday 13 April 12:30-14:00 - Mohammed Saleh - TSE, Université de Toulouse

    Does Industrialization Affect Segregation ? Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Cairo

    Résumé : We investigate the impact of state industrialization on residential segregation between Muslims and non-Muslims in nineteenth century Cairo using individual-level census samples from 1848 and 1868. We measure local segregation by a simple inter-group isolation index, where Muslims’ (non-Muslims’) isolation is measured by the share of Muslim (non-Muslim) households in the local environment of each location. We find that relative to locations that did not witness changes in industrialization, the opening of Cairo railway station in 1856 differentially increased Muslims’ isolation from non-Muslims (conversely, decreased non-Muslims’ isolation) in its proximity and that the closures of textiles firms in 1848-1868 differentially decreased it. The results are arguably driven by a labor market mechanism, whereby state firms crowded in unskilled jobs that attracted greater net inflows of rural immigrants and unskilled workers who were predominantly Muslims.

    Lieu : Salle de Robien - Faculté des Sciences Économiques de Rennes
    7, Place Hoche
    35000 RENNES

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