Sociologists at ENSAE-CREST use empirical data and quantitative methods to study questions of stratification and social inequality. They have a strong expertise in statistical methodology and a rich practice with national and international datasets. Their current work addresses questions of social mobility and inequality; demography, gender and the family; consumption and spending; lifestyles and cultural practices; environmental attitudes and actions; social networks; economic sociology; migration and immigration; health inequalities.
The monthly research seminar brings together French and international scholars and the department has a proactive visiting scholar policy. The faculty is also invested in the training of future quantitative sociologists. They teach courses in the ENSAE curriculum and in the Master program in Quantitative Sociology and Demography.
The department has a dynamic group of doctoral students who participate actively in the daily life and research activities of the department (see the complete list of members).