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Dévalorisation des diplômes et accès au premier emploi


  • Philippe Lemistre


The devalorization of the diplomas results not only from the fall of the relative position of the title in the hierarchy of the diplomas (effect of offer) but also of the evolution of the demand of graduates. The majority of the studies on the subject especially were interested in the effects of offer. However, our results proves that the effects of supply and demand improve of the same manner the explanatory role of education for the access to the first job of more than six months. In addition, of the generation of the 38-45 years to that of the 30-37years in 1997, the request effects contribute to the devalorization for the majority of the diplomas except for certain diplomas of higher education which are devalued nevertheless (effect of offer higher than the effect of demand). Lastly, the preceding results and the report of a link reinforced between diploma and the first job of more than six months show the importance of the skinsheep effect.

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  • Philippe Lemistre, 2003. "Dévalorisation des diplômes et accès au premier emploi," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 113(1), pages 37-58.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_131_0037

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    Cited by:

    1. Claude Diebolt, 2016. "Modelling Education Dynamics with Cliometrics Foundations," Working Papers 01-16, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).
    2. Barros, Carlos P. & Guironnet, Jean-Pascal & Peypoch, Nicolas, 2011. "Productivity growth and biased technical change in French higher education," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(1-2), pages 641-646, January.


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