How are young graduates changing society?

Can the Bac + 5 influence society?

© AP / Michel Euler

By: Emmanuelle Bastide

2 min

Today in France, 23% of those under 40 have a Bac + 5 or more diploma, 14% a Master, 1% a Doctorate and 8% are graduates of the grandes écoles. 


How do these young graduates live?

What are their values?

Can they influence society? 


Iban Raïs

, independent journalist, regular contributor to Mediapart and author of 

La fabrique des élites derail

 (Éditions Robert Laffont)

to be published on May 27, 2021

Jean-Laurent Cassely,

 journalist and essayist, co-author with Monique Dagnaud of the survey and book 

Génération surdiplômée.

The 20% that are transforming France

 (Éditions Odile Jacob). 

A report by 

Charlie Dupiot

They are called Cécile, Jeanne, Fanny and Rose.

All four are students at Sciences Po Lille.

Last year (2020), they should have gone abroad, to Canada, to Argentina, for their 3rd year of studies.

But with the pandemic, these projects were aborted.

They shared with us their fears and dreams for the future, and what remains of their ideals. 

And at the end of the program,

the column by psychologist Ibrahima Giroux, Parents, children, here and elsewhere:

 How to help babies and young children to sleep in their beds?




A weekly meeting to help parents, Ibrahima Giroux is a psychologist at UNICEF in Dakar.

Musical programming:



 - Angélique Kidjo, Yemi Alade 


Gazelle horn

- General Elektriks, Leeroy. 


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