GendeRace - France Country Report 2008
France Country Report 2008

August 2008


by Isabelle Carles


The history of migration in France during the twentieth century explains the diversity of socio-cultural groups within French society, with populations from Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal), Africa (North and Sub-Saharan), and Eastern Europe (Turkey, Romania, Baltic countries, Russia). Public policies were put in place to integrate all these groups by facilitating access to French nationality.


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