2015 | Special Issue 1: Social boundaries and meanings of work in the 21st-century capitalism | 119 - 132
Student workers: A new invisible proletariat? Evidence from the French case
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The number of students present in the labour market tends to increase significantly as the duration of studies is growing. This article offers insight into specific issues related to student workforce employment rights and mobilisation. Using the data gathered in France during an EU funded research project, it reveals that students have a very specific approach to their work precariousness. Their main motivations turn to be outside of the workplace where they are only temporarily inserted and they prove very reluctant to act to improve their working conditions. Trade unions attitudes towards them vary from rejection to feeble support.
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