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Career Paths: a Cohort Analysis


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  • Malik Koubi


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    The development of career paths from one cohort to the next can be looked at from two different angles: the effect of the cohort itself and the effect of the average age at a given point for all the cohorts. The 1954 to 1964 generations secured their first job at a later age and took longer to become fully integrated into the world of work. This more gradual professional integration took the form of shorter and more dispersed periods of employment from cohort to cohort. Nevertheless, the probability of integration did not dwindle over the generations. These trends were more marked for women than for men. However, from 30 to 50 years old, women had increasingly full careers from one generation to the next. In all the cohorts, experience remained a major asset in terms of securing management positions. Trade, personal services and business services are more appealing sectors at the start of a career.

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    Article provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.

    Volume (Year): 369-370 (2003)
    Issue (Month): (July)
    Pages: 119-147

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    Handle: RePEc:crs:ecosta:es369-370g

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    Keywords: Carreers; Generations; Job Mobility; Age and Cohort Effects; Baby-Boom;

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