Graduates of a bac+5 or even a doctorate, young people from Seine-Saint-Denis looking for work are forced to apply for the RSA.
By Nicolas Barreiro for Le Point
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Uan experiment carried out by Convergence 93 since 2021 in Seine-Saint-Denis has given rise to a completely unexpected observation. Young graduates under 30, sometimes bac+5 and even some doctoral students, are applying for active solidarity income (RSA), reports The Parisian. This disturbing phenomenon is gaining momentum. “We are seeing more and more young graduates, which corresponds quite little to the classic profiles or at least to the composite portrait of an RSA recipient in Seine-Saint-Denis”, details the deputy director for employment in Seine. -Saint-Denis, Manon Daubas.
“This is a recent phenomenon that concerns us and on which we are trying to mobilize because it changes our training actions and our ways of doing things,” adds Manon Daubas. The results surprised the coordinators of the experiment, such as Thouraia Ben Haj Ali. “In our professional unconscious, we expected that the recipients of the RSA under 30 years of age would be infra-baccalaureate. Well, not at all. We are between 60 and 70% of baccalaureate and bac + ”, she explains daily.READ ALSO18 months to find a job, is that enough?Graduated with a degree in economics-management and a master’s degree in management in 2021, Ange, 26, had no choice but to apply for RSA. “I found myself financially obliged to take the step,” explains the young woman. “I did so many years of study during which I worked on the side and only took vacations to take my exams, that I needed to breathe after my diploma. I took a few months for myself and to find my parents in Mayotte,” she continues. When she returned to Seine-Saint-Denis, she was unable to find a job. Seine-Saint-Denis is particularly affected by the allocation of the RSA. In December 2022, 93,548 people in the department, all profiles combined, benefited from this aid.