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Actually, Jerome, what does Part des combinations etude-emploi (stages, cursus en alternance...) actually mean, exactly? The mention of stages in particular makes me suspect we're misinterpreting the data.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 28th, 2006 at 10:15:31 AM EST
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I seem to remember commenting on this when this graph first came out here. This is about people doing study and work in a vocational training context where the work is part of the training. These might be internships tied to a course of study; or "alternance", referring to a legally-defined system of work interrupted by periods of study, leading to a professional qualification.

In other words, if you're saying this graph isn't about students who also have part-time jobs to get by, you're right.

As to whether these students are included in the employment figures, I don't know. I suspect some may be listed as students, others as having a job, depending on the type of course they're doing.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Mar 28th, 2006 at 11:57:16 AM EST
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