INSEE study: “Live in France and work in another country: a fast-growing situation”March 2015
According to a study by the INSEE published in February 2015, the number of French people living in France but working abroad has increased by 42% since 1999. The study analyses the different causes and characteristics of the resulting flows.
"Living in France while working in a bordering country is increasingly frequent. The two leading destinations are Switzerland and Luxembourg. In 2011, 353,000 French residents declared that they were in this situation, an increase of 42% compared with 1999. The movements are concentrated in five major urban areas. Each of them has a particular role in the French economy and the characteristics of their commuters are very different. The Geneva conurbation receives 88,000 commuters, with a large proportion of managers and graduates. The situation is very different in Saarbrucken and in Belgium, where workers and personnel with few qualifications predominate. In Luxembourg, there are more white-collar workers."
INSEE Première, no. 1537, February 2015
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