Floriane BOLAZZI
Floriane BOLAZZI
PhD Scholar Université Paris 7 Diderot_CESSMA
September 2015 – June 2016


Floriane Bolazzi is driving a social structural approach to study of the Indian labour market.
Exploring how formal and informal ties - based on caste, gender, religious community, family and friendship- interact with the economy and the regulation of its institutions along a complex structure of social hierarchies. In fact the labour market is considered as a social system where the structures, norms and representations interact and interfere with the neo-classical criteria of « efficiency ».
Floriane Bolazzi is a PhD student at Paris 7 Diderot University (CESSMA), supervised by Isabelle Guérin (IRD, CESSMA) and Christophe Jalil Nordman (IRD, DIAL). She has taught macroeconomics at Paris Dauphine University.
Her thesis deals with rural to urban mobilities of workers, through a network analysis of rural social roots and new forms of urban sociabilities linked with the labour market. She combines two methods:
1. A statistical framework of the socio-professional trajectories from the wide-ranging longitudinal database available on Palanpur (Uttar Pradesh, Moradabad district)
2. An ethnographic fieldwork aimed at exploring how clientilism, patronage and exploitation, as contemporary forms of labour model, and the dynamics of the social networks, interact to maintain and re-inforce the social polarization in the control of economic resources.
Her research intends to bring empirical elements of analysis to understand how the conditions of inequality in socio-professional mobility are maintained in the neo-liberal context of the growing flexibility of labour in the Indian economy.
Mixed methods research : quantitative and qualitative data merging. Informal labour market. Rural-Urban mobility. Networks analysis.
Floriane Bolazzi joined the CSH for the first time in 2013 as research assistant in the program “Palanpur: India’s Economic “Revolution”: A Perspective from Six Decades of Economic Development in a North Indian Village” lead by Himanshu. Her current research continues to include Palanpur's case study.