The long-term destabilization of youth, scarring effects, and the future of the wefare regime in Post-Trente Glorieuses France
French Politics, Culture and Society
US : Berghahn Books
74 - 96 p.
The future of youth is old age, and beyond. My aim here is not to forecast the social conditions for entry into the future labor market, in the 2020s say, but rather to analyze the consequences of contemporary problems (the scarcity of jobs, unemployment, the stagnation of wages, and so on) for the life chances of youth.* I also analyze the first cohorts of adults socialized in the economic slowdown of the 1970s and 1980s to understand the long-term consequences of the crise. This essay therefore focuses on the consequences of the (dis)integration of youth in France in the context of mass unemployment and déclassement scolaire (over-education and diploma inflation) (...).