Obtaining a post-initial qualification: a second chance for young people with at best lower secondary qualifications to access better jobs?
In France, one quarter of young people who left initial education in 2004 with at best lower-secondary qualifications obtained a further qualification during the first seven years of their working lives. Young women seem to derive considerable benefit from this, with increased access to more highly skilled and better paid jobs. However, things are very different for young men, who tend to go into less regulated occupations than young women.
Céline Goffette, Isabelle Recotillet, Obtaining a post-initial qualification : a second chance for young people with at best lower-secondary qualifications to access better jobs? in Training and employment n° 113 (September-October 2014). – 4 p.