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Les bénéficiaires de la validation des acquis de l'expérience : l'exemple de la Région Rhône-Alpes


  • Nathalie Havet

    () (GATE Lyon Saint-Étienne - Groupe d'analyse et de théorie économique - ENS Lyon - École normale supérieure - Lyon - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - UCBL - Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - Université de Lyon - UJM - Université Jean Monnet [Saint-Étienne] - Université de Lyon - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


In 2002, the French policymakers adopted the VAE procedure, allowing to obtain a part or the whole of a diploma without following an initial or on-the-job training. Their main goal was to fight against the work exclusion and in priority for the unskilled persons. This paper empirically investigates not only the profiles of those applying for VAE procedure, but also the profiles of candidates completing the procedure successfully. The analysis is based upon the exhaustive data of the candidates for VAE in 2007-2009 in Rhone-Alps Region. We estimate econometric models with simultaneous equations (ordered probit with sample selection) in order to take into account the endogenous selection in each step of VAE procedure as well as the correlated effects of unobserved individual heterogeneity between them. Our results show that while VAE is a limited instrument for unemployed persons, it plays a true role for the unskilled or less qualified workers.

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  • Nathalie Havet, 2012. "Les bénéficiaires de la validation des acquis de l'expérience : l'exemple de la Région Rhône-Alpes," Working Papers halshs-00695924, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:halshs-00695924
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    1. Nathalie Havet & Guy Lacroix, 2013. "La formation continue, un moyen de réduire les inégalités salariales entre hommes et femmes ?," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 64(2), pages 279-308.
    2. Nathalie Havet, 2006. "La valorisation salariale et professionnelle de la formation en entreprise diffère-t-elle selon le sexe ? L'exemple canadien," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 175(4), pages 147-161.
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    1. Nathalie Havet, 2014. "Le rôle de l'accompagnement dans la réussite des parcours de validation des acquis de l'expérience," Post-Print halshs-00954928, HAL.

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    validation of experential learning; ordered probit with sample selection; training; diploma; sélection bias; VAE; probit ordonné avec sélection; formation; diplôme; biais de sélection;

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    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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