03 February 2008
In its 2006 data series on the French society (Données sociales – La société française ), the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (Institut national de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, INSEE ) has published an analysis of the occupational mobility of migrant workers (La mobilité professionnelle des ouvriers et employés immigrés ). The study compares the position of migrants and non-migrants in the French labour market over the period 1990–1999. It is based on permanent demographic panel data (/Échantillon démographique permanent/) which represents 1% of the population living in France. The information for this panel is collected during each population census, thereby providing data to allow for a comparison of how the situation of workers changes in the labour market over time.  http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/publications/fiche_ref.asp?ref_id=DONSOC06  http://www.insee.fr/en/home/home_page.asp  http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/ficdoc_frame.asp?doc_id=1679&analyse=1&path=/fr/ffc/docs_ffc/DONSOC06yn.PDF
19 August 2007
The French Institute for Health Surveillance (Institut de veille sanitaire, InVS ) is a governmental organisation reporting to the Ministry of Health, Youth and Sport (Ministère de la santé, de la Jeunesse et des Sports ). Over the past 10 years, InVS has developed a comprehensive programme of problem-oriented monitoring in relation to health hazards in the workplace. The range of sub-programmes include: a mortality analysis by economic sector (/Cosmop/); occupational risk exposure monitoring in the general working population (/Matgéné/); post-retirement health surveillance, examining carcinogen exposure among retired persons (/Spirale/ and /Espri/); and a monitoring system for mental health at work (/Samotrace/).  http://www.invs.sante.fr/  http://www.sante.gouv.fr/
18 February 2007
In December 2006, the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, INSEE ) published an analysis of its surveys on education and professional qualification (/Enquête sur la formation et qualification professionnelle/, FQP), focusing on occupational mobility among workers aged between 30 and 54 years. The FQP surveys were conducted over three five-year intervals: 1980–1985, 1988–1993 and 1998–2003. In this context, occupational mobility is defined as a change in occupation that results in a change in socio-professional group, within a five-year interval among those in employment during the particular period in question.  http://www.insee.fr/fr/home/home_page.asp
04 February 2007
The economic landscape in France clearly impacts on the labour market integration of young people. For instance, young people leaving the educational system in 1982 joined the labour market in an unfavourable economic context and, one year later, only 47% of these young people had a job. At the end of the 1980s, these young people benefited from the favourable economic conditions and their employment rate had increased to 80% after the first seven years of employment.
11 December 2006
To combine work and family life represents a highly complex task for families with young children, in particular for working parents with children below school age. Working parents face challenges in relation to their work, such as forced part-time work , shift and weekend work, as well as in relation to the cost of childcare . In addition, opening hours of childcare facilities for young children also influence the type of childcare chosen by working parents.  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/part-time-work  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/childcare
12 November 2006
The base hourly wages of women are, on average, 18% less than those of men. This gap increases by a further percentage point, to 19%, when income supplements such as bonuses and payments for overtime work are taken into account. In fact, women receive much fewer bonuses than men do and, among those receiving bonuses, the amount of these payments is 31% lower for women than for men.
08 October 2006
In France, the normal practice among workers is to have one occupation and one employer, i.e. ‘monoactive’ workers. However, in recent years, the number of people working for more than one employer while having the same occupation or several different ones – so-called ‘pluriactive’ workers – has increased significantly, according to a recent publication by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, INSEE ). Between 2003 and 2005, the proportion of these pluriactive salaried workers increased more than the average population of salaried workers, increasing from 977,000 to 1,126,000 workers over the respective period. In 2005, some 4.8% of salaried workers thus had more than one employer, either for one or several different occupations.  http://www.insee.fr
11 September 2006
The ‘Génération 98’ survey (in French) , carried out by the Centre for studies and research on qualifications (Centre d’études et de recherches sur les qualifications, Céreq ) in 2001, is based on a sample of 54,000 young people who left school in 1998. It covers therefore their first three years of working life, and provides detailed information on the job(s) occupied since they left school, their educational background and the occupational status of their parents.  http://www.cereq.fr/generationquatrevingtdixhuit.htm  http://www.cereq.fr/
04 September 2006
This comparative analytical report provides a comparative overview of how gender mainstreaming is incorporated into national working conditions surveys, based on 12 national contributions. It investigates the conceptual and methodological framework of gender mainstreaming in surveys, as well as its implementation. The report then examines some of the survey findings on the respective situation of women and men regarding working conditions.
20 August 2006
Among the different occupational categories, managers work the most hours: 1,870 hours per year, on average, with a significant gap of 230 hours between men and women. In fact, in all occupations, women’s average annual working time  is significantly shorter than that of men, but the widest gap is found at management level.  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/working-time