Françoise Carré

Director, Statistics Programme

“Informal workers must be recognized as economic agents.”


labour economics and industrial relations, comparative employment systems, low wage work and social policies, non-standard employment, labour market intermediaries and workforce development

Françoise, who also serves as Research Director at the Center for Social Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s  J. W. McCormack Graduation School of Policy and Global Studies, conducts research on work transformation and non-standard work in the USA and internationally.

She is an Affiliated Fellow with UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. She also serves on the international scientific council for a French multi-university and cross-disciplinary research cluster focused on work (GESTES). On behalf of WIEGO, she serves on the ILO Working Group on the Revision of the International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE-93) and the UN-Economic Commission for Europe Expert Group on Measuring Quality of Employment.

She received her PhD in urban and regional studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.A.). She has undergraduate degrees in economics from Wellesley College (U.S.A.; Phi Beta Kappa) and Université Paris IX Dauphine (France).