Access to first employment

Our diagnostic

  1. Teenagers coming from precarious families are more exposed to precarious careers and unemployment : 76% of young adults with a high school diploma commence their careers with a precarious job (versus 50% for those with a Master’s degree) and 20% are unemployed three years after their departure from school (versus 10% for those with a Master’s degree)
  2. Essentially, at equivalent degrees, teenagers from modest families encounter more difficulties finding employment. For example, teenagers from poor neighborhoods, which receive funding from the government, are systematically more exposed to unemployment 1: +14 points for BEP-CAP diplomas (26% vs 40%); +12 points for high school diplomas (18% vs 30%)
  3. As a result, there is a stagnation in social mobility for those most impoverished: a child from a wealthy background has 4,5 times more chances than a child from a lower socio-economic background to belong to the 20% wealthiest of France 2

Our objective

The Break Poverty Foundation engages itself to support access and insertion mechanisms in the context of employment for teenagers coming from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The type of intervention we can support

  • Devices facilitating the recognition of NEET children to correctly develop an efficient accompanying mechanism adapted to their insertion in the workforce.
  • Mechanisms likely to alleviate employment restrictions destitute young adults are exposed to: skills, well-being, networks, etc. (mentoring, individualized support, collective workshops, etc.)
  • Schemes likely to ameliorate and facilitate the insertion of these young adults in the work force to ensure that they are progressing as rapidly as others

1 CEREQ (2017), Quand l’école est finie
2 France Stratégie (2018), Nés sous la même étoile ? Origine sociale et niveau de vie

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