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A recent comprehensive revision of France’s socio-occupational nomenclature has led to the development of a job classification and ranking schema. The new schema, available for public statistics surveys from 2022 and applicable retrospectively to 2003, offers a grid for interpreting the country’s employment structure in which social stratification and institutional segmentation are linked. Conceived as complementary to the country’s historical socio-occupational categories, the new schema reflects the importance acquired in recent decades by unemployment and work diversification (rise of job insecurity, France’s redefinition of self-employment, a reorganization of the public-sector employment sphere). The article’s first analyses highlight the power of hierarchical and institutional divisions not only with regard to occupational situation but also family, housing, and health situations, heralding a possible renewal of analyses in the corresponding research fields.

  • Stratification
  • Social classes
  • Qualification
  • Institutional segmentation
  • Self-employed workers
  • Civil servants
  • The insecurely employed
Thomas Amossé
Joanie Cayouette-Remblière
Julien Gros
This is the latest publication of the author on cairn.
This is the latest publication of the author on cairn.
This is the latest publication of the author on cairn.
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