Advances in the Measurement of Discrimination, Inequality and Mobility
[ MeDIM ]


Project supported by the Luxembourg Fonds National de la Recherche (contract FNR/06/15/08) and by core funding for CEPS/INSTEAD by the Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research of Luxembourg.

Synopsis

MeDIM is a research project co-funded by the Luxembourg Fonds National de la Recherche in its VIVRE programme (contract FNR/VIVRE/06/15/08) for the period March 2007-March 2010 and by core funding for CEPS/INSTEAD by the Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research of the G.-D. of Luxembourg.

MeDIM is a project for economic and quantitative research in the measurement of discrimination, inequality and economic mobility. The objective is to develop and refine original micro-econometric, quantitative methods of analysis. The project is both empirical and theoretical, with applications to actual, relevant socio-economic issues. Applications are meant to identify practical difficulties and pitfalls, and demonstrate the relevance and applicability of the proposed methods.

Empirical applications primarily focus on (i) the socio-economic performance and labour market assimilation of immigrants in Luxembourg and (ii) the labour market performance of women relative to men. These issues have been relatively under-researched in the country and the applications undertaken in the project aim at filling this gap.

Efforts are put on 'technological transfer' to end-users by packaging and distributing ready-to-use software aiming at facilitating the adoption of the methods developed and/or implemented in the course of the project.

The MeDIM project has formally ended on August 31 2010, after 42 months of existence. Follow-up activities are however undertaken and this website will remain active. It will be updated when additional publications are finalized. The repository of software modules will also be maintained. We invite you to look at the two related projects WealthPort and InWIn (forthcoming).