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Here is the category of French people who have the most difficulty reading and writing - they are not the ones you think

An INSEE survey makes it possible to identify the French people who have the most difficulty in their careers. writes it. And it’s not necessarily what we think.

Writing is less and less used and mastered in France, particularly with the arrival of digital technology. A survey Lifelong trainingof INSEE and DARES, carried out among 16,200 people aged 18 to 18 years old. 64 years old and residing in France, paints a gloomy picture of the level of French at the end of the year. written of the population in 2022. The participants were submitted à exercises in reading and writing words, but also in understanding simple texts.  10% of adults experienced difficulties in one of these three fundamental areas. More precisely, 5% had difficulty in reading, 9% in writing and 10% in comprehension. Various factors were involved. identified to understand which ones had the most difficulty.

First of all, depending on gender, the differences are tiny. (11%) is almost similar to that of that of women (10%)", indicates the study. Differences are, however, perceptible in the school environment:   "on the other hand, among the students, girls have poor results. ; write significantly better than boys (results measured in school-based surveys, such as PISA).

Here is the category of French people who have the most difficulty reading and writing - they are not the ones you think

The differences are, however, more marked between generations. If popular belief establishes the idea of ​​a drop in level among the youngest, the study concludes that 6% of 18-24 age groups years have had difficulty à written and that they are more than double among those aged 55-64 (14%)! “know much better about writing than their elders”, assures the study. L&# 39;Insee explains this by the longer studies carried out by the younger generations. Indeed, the level of diploma also plays a big role.  35% of people with a college diploma have problems with their education. writes it. The qualifications of the parents are also &agrav; take into account: 19% of respondents whose parents have few or no qualifications have difficulty getting by. write it compared to 3% of those whose parents came from higher education. 

The study also highlights territorial disparities, as well as factors linked to social origins: the inhabitants of the neighborhoods priority areas of city policy and overseas departments have three times more difficulty in achieving their goals. write it than the average (32%). These areas are more affected by school dropout and illiteracy.

These observations are not without daily consequences. For example, these people find it difficult to cope; use the Internet: 83% of people in difficulty à the writing used internet over the last three months compared to 97% of the population as a whole. carry out their administrative procedures themselves (61% versus 85%). This can also be a handicap for small actions such as making or reading a shopping list, taking notes, writing an email…

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116