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New elites: "Diplomas count significantly less today"

2022-05-12T16:55:10.833Z

More numerous, more heterogeneous, over-educated people network with their values ​​and disseminate their own cultural norms, explains sociologist Monique Dagnaud.



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Génération surdiplômée

paints a portrait of the new elites.

How would you describe their relationship to the network?


Monica Dagnaud.

A few decades ago, barely 20% of the population had higher education.

This figure rises to 47% today, and half goes up to bac + 5. By their number, these graduates constitute a society in society.

They often leave their place of birth to join the university or a big school, and they experience a certain way of life there.

They meet people from diverse backgrounds and backgrounds, work in several languages, enjoy a rich cultural offer, and 60% of them spend a long time abroad.

This practice of multiple cultural, linguistic and digital languages ​​gives them real flexibility.

Which nourishes a very broad sociability, marked by a culture of openness.

Read alsoThirties, select and influential: these new networks of power that bring together the elite of tomorrow

Hence the great diversity of occupations in these new circles?

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