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Martin Hirsch

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Martin Hirsch, April 2013

Martin Hirsch (born 6 December 1963 in Suresnes) is the former head of Emmaüs France,[1] the former High Commissioner for Active Solidarity against Poverty, and the High Commissioner for Youth in the government of François Fillon. Hirsch was in charge of setting up the Revenu de solidarité active[2] and left the government in March 2010 to head the state's Civic Service Agency.[3] He is married to Florence Noiville.[4]

Hirsch holds a master's degree in Neurobiology and is an alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure and of the École Nationale d'Administration.


  • Les Enjeux de la protection sociale (1993)
  • L'Affolante Histoire de la vache folle (en coll., 1996)
  • Ces Peurs qui nous gouvernent (2002)
  • Manifeste contre la pauvreté (2004)
  • La Pauvreté en héritage: deux millions d'enfants pauvres en France (2006)
  • L'abbé Pierre : « Mes amis, au secours ! », coll. "Découvertes Gallimard" (n° 583) (2012)


  1. ^ Bernan (2008). Council of Europe: Activity Report 2007. Council of Europe. p. 34. ISBN 978-92-871-6415-5. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Emmanuel Jarry (2008-08-28). "Sarkozy to announce tax on investment income". New York Times. 
  3. ^ Helene Fouquet and Gregory Viscusi (2010-03-22). "Sarkozy Changes Cabinet After Regional Ballot Defeat". Businessweek. 
  4. ^ Martin Hirsch biographic notice on OECD's website

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