Publié le 1 avril 2006

Mobility at the start of working life. External and internal patterns of mobility have very differents effects.

Arnaud Dupray

  • Training and Employment n°67
  • avril 2006

DEBUTANT, INSERTION PROFESSIONNELLE, JEUNE, MARCHE INTERNE DU TRAVAIL, MOBILITE PROFESSIONNELLE, ENQUETE GENERATION 98, STATISTIQUE D'EMPLOI, FRANCE

Even when young people have apparently achieved fairly stable occupational positions, they show greater mobility in the early stages of their careers than the active population as a whole. Nearly one third of these young people make a change of firm during the fourth or fifth year of their working lives; whereas one quarter of them are involved in internal mobility, which means that either their activities or their actual occupations change or they obtain a wage increase while working for the same employer. Internal and external mobility do not constitute alternative career strategies, however, since they involve different populations at the start of working life. Five years after leaving the educational system, young people who take internal mobility paths benefit from more favourable wage conditions, whereas external mobility tends to be more of a corrective strategy for those whose initial transition processes did not work out satisfactorily.

Haut de page