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The place of work is declining in our lives. What are the underlying causes for this “disenchantment”? The prognosis is debated.

By Kévin Badeau

A construction site for the Olympic village in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis), in June 2023. The French economy has thousands of job offers, some of which do not find takers, particularly in the construction trades , who struggle to attract.
A development web site for the Olympic village in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis), in June 2023. The French financial system has hundreds of job presents, a few of which don’t discover takers, significantly in the development trades , that are struggling to draw.
© Xavier Popy/Réa

LDo French individuals shrink back from work? The pension reform, which not too long ago got here into drive, continues to name into query our relationship with work. Some figures present a sure detachment. According to Ifop, the proportion of working French individuals saying that the place of work of their life is “very important” has collapsed in simply over thirty years, going from 60% in 1990 to 21% in 2022.

The root causes of this decline are debated. Sociologist Jean Viard locations the blame on the Covid disaster, which might have accelerated our existential reflections. The improvement of teleworking would additionally assist to maintain the French away from work. In Lazy technology (L’Archipel), a ebook to be printed on September 14, financial journalist Pascal Perri discusses…