Génération 98 : The first seven years on the labour market. From school-to-work transition to embarking on a career
One might imagine that after seven years on the labour market, young people have finished with school-to-work transition and started forging a career, taking advantage of the opportunities for advancement available at their firms or gaining promotion by moving from one employer to another. However, the passage between school-to-work transition and starting a career can follow many different patterns. At one end of the scale, young people with no diplomas are highly exposed to economic downturns and many of them are still looking for steady jobs after seven years on the labour market. At the other end, higher educational graduates settle down more quickly into permanent employment, as well as achieving more favourable situations in terms of their positions and wage levels.