Training and Employment

Obtaining a post-initial qualification: a second chance to access better jobs?

Publié le 1 mars 2015

Obtaining a post-initial qualification: a second chance for young people with at best lower secondary qualifications to access better jobs?

C. Goffette, I. Recotillet

  • Training and Employment n°113
  • mars 2015

In France, one quarter of young people who left initial education in 2004 with at best lower-secondary qualifications obtained a further qualification during the first seven years of their working lives. Young women seem to derive considerable benefit from this, with increased access to more highly skilled and better paid jobs. However, things are very different for young men, who tend to go into less regulated occupations than young women.

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