The book presents the detailed results of the large-scale national survey carried out in the spring of 2016 among young people who left education in 2013.

Over the past twenty years, the Céreq has conducted a series of triennial surveys, with a representative sample of all young people leaving the education system in a given year. The main objective of these Generation surveys is to allow a regular measurement of their professional integration over the first three years of active life.

These surveys provide a means of identifying the plurality of factors that help to shed light on young people’s education-to work-transition by providing an analysis of their trajectories during the early years of their working lives in the light of the level of qualification achieved, the type of education pursued and their socio-demographic characteristics. Furthermore, through the repeat surveys conducted five and seven years after their entry into the labourmarket, they also constitute a rich source of information on the early stages of individuals’ working lives.


Interesting facts:

Evolution of the proportion of young people by employment situation during the first three years of their working lives:

  • 71% were in employment
  • 16% were unemployed
  • 5% were inactive
  • 6% had returned to education
  •  2% were in training

Feeling of discrimination:

  • 23% of the young people whose parents were both born abroad believed they had been the victims of discrimination when applying for jobs.
  • 19% of these young people felt they had been discriminated against for racist reasons.
  • 5% of them mentioned it was because of their place of residence.