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Unhealthy housing conditions in Paris

An INED researcher has studied more than 500 ill-housed Paris residents over several years. Most are of underprivileged background; some are extremely impoverished and deprived; their living and employment conditions are precarious. Over 80% are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Despite the unhealthy and uncomfortable conditions they live in (water leaks and heavy humidity, parasites, intense cold, noise problems, lack of a toilet, bathroom, hot water), respondents have no intention of leaving Paris or these dilapidated buildings, located especially (in the case of survey respondents) in the northern part of the city, in the 18th, 19th and 20th arrondissements.

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