Publié le 1 juin 2005

When the transition to work process grinds to a halt

Virginie Mora

  • Training and Employment n°62
  • juin 2005

EMPLOI DES FEMMES, INSERTION PROFESSIONNELLE, JEUNE, MARCHE DU TRAVAIL, ENQUETE GENERATION 98, STATISTIQUE D'EMPLOI, FRANCE

Although unemployment is endemic among those under 25 years of age, we still do not have a very clear picture of the young people who continue to haunt the fringes of the labour market after leaving the educational system. One tends to imagine that they have few if any diplomas and that they are mostly boys. In fact, those with the baccalauréat and those with no qualifications account for equal numbers, and the majority of this population are girls. These young people make an extremely difficult start in active life, since they acquire practically no occupational experience for several years. This does not necessarily mean, however, that they are subsequently barred from all hopes of access to the world of work.

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