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Les nouvelles générations devant la panne prolongée de l'ascenseur social


  • Louis Chauvel


The French society have faced thirty years of economic stagnation and of new intercohort socioeconomic inequalities that are challenging the young generations that experience a strong backlash in the dynamics of social upward mobility that characterized the previous period. After their entry on the labour market in a period of mass unemployment, the young generation face three profound breaks that we analyse here: a decline in their relative economic situation, stronger risks of downward mobility, a political marginalization. Because of its duration, these new malfunctions of the ?social lift? involve in the French society a profound fragility and strong uncertainties that will not spontaneously disappear. JEL codes: J62, I21.

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  • Louis Chauvel, 2006. "Les nouvelles générations devant la panne prolongée de l'ascenseur social," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 96(1), pages 35-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:reofsp:reof_096_0035

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    1. Hlaimi, Stéphane & Salladarré, Fréderic, 2011. "Quelle démocratisation de l’enseignement secondaire français face à l’expansion des scolarités ?," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 87(1), pages 59-84, mars.

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    JEL classification:

    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education


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