Households income between 2002 and 2007: geographical redistribution but disparities in urban clusters

Anne-Thérèse Aerts, division Statistiques régionales, locales et urbaines, Insee et Sandra Chirazi, Direction régionale de Bretagne, Insee

Income gaps narrowed between geographic areas of metropolitan France (mainland + Corsica) from 2002 to 2007. On the one hand, income rose faster in the lowest-income regions. On the other hand, differences between rural and urban areas diminished. However, with the widening of income gaps between age groups, disparities remain significant in urban clusters, where the least affluent households are facing ever greater difficulties.

Insee Première
No 1309
Paru le : 05/08/2010