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Job Insecurity and Continuous Training: Implications for Career Paths


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  • Coralie Perez


  • Gwenaëlle Thomas



Training during working life is likely to improve job security and increase the stability of professional career paths. Such training encourages knowledge acquisition and transfer whilst enabling workers to adapt to the needs of businesses. The career paths of workers most exposed to job insecurity from 1997 to 2000 can be divided into seven categories, ranging from those dominated by unemployment to those characterised by employment flexibility. Such an approach aims to facilitate a better understanding of job insecurity, as opposed to one that simply considers a particular professional situation at a given moment. All things being equal, people with such career paths have fewer opportunities than others (i.e. stable salaried employees) to access training. The generally lengthy duration of such training seems initially to compensate for this disadvantage, and is also a feature of courses more likely to lead to a qualification. This largely positive statement masks deep inequalities.

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

Volume (Year): 388-389 (2006)
Issue (Month): (June)
Pages: 107-127

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Handle: RePEc:crs:ecosta:es388-389f

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Keywords: Mobility; Continuous Training; Job Insecurity;

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