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La jeunesse, génération sacrifiée ?

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  • Guillaume Allegre

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

Les crises favorisent l’émergence d’un discours selon lequel la lutte des âges, ou le conflit des générations, aurait remplacé la lutte des classes. Les jeunes seraient les premières victimes de ce conflit tandis que les baby-boomers auraient capté les fruits de la croissance économique aux dépens des générations suivantes. Cette rhétorique est d’autant plus convaincante qu’elle s’appuie sur les difficultés réelles d’une partie de la jeunesse. Mais la thèse de la fracture générationnelle s’appuie sur une analyse partiale de la situation des jeunes qui occulte certains avantages dont bénéficie la jeunesse actuelle ou une partie de celle-ci. Elle tend ainsi à masquer les inégalités au sein des générations ainsi que les mécanismes de transmission intergénérationnelle des inégalités (...)

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Date of creation: 13 Oct 2011
Publication status: Published in Les notes du blog, 2011, pp.1-12
Handle: RePEc:spo:wpmain:info:hdl:2441/eu4vqp9ompqllr09hh1c9ep3l
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