Économie, emploi

Cette page regroupe l'ensemble des publications de Futuribles sur cette thématique (Vigie, revue, bibliographie, études, etc.)

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Économie, emploi - Territoires, réseaux

Repenser la géographie économique Rapport sur le développement dans le monde 2009

Dans la collection des documents captivants, ce rapport de la Banque mondiale s?impose. Sur la forme tout d?abord, les façons possibles et utiles de parcourir le texte sont d?emblée précisés. Consultables de manière interactive sur le site de la Banque (www.banquemondiale.org), les paragraphes, graphiques et tableaux de données, agrémentés d?une infographie originale (en « 3D », trois dimensions) peuvent être consultés et / ou téléchargés selon les parties de l?ouvrage, les régions et les politiques étudiées ...

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Analyse prospective

Économie, emploi - Société, modes de vie

Le marché des services à la personne en France

Les services aux personnes (SAP) connaissent un développement sensible en réponse aux transformations profondes de la société, notamment de l’activité professionnelle féminine. Ils font aussi l’objet d’un soutien public important. Celui-ci avait initialement porté sur certaines activités à destination de publics fragiles (personnes âgées dépendantes, enfants en bas âge, personnes handicapées) ou d’aide à l’accueil et la garde de jeunes enfants dans le cadre, alors, de la politique familiale. Depuis une quinzaine d’années, le ...

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CR intervention d'expert

Économie, emploi

Crise financière et économique : l’extraordinaire devient banal

Cette intervention s’appuie sur le document de travail intitulé « De la crise financière à la crise économique » mis en ligne le 1er décembre 2008. En premier lieu, Charles du Granrut a expliqué que les réactions des autorités publiques face à la crise financière sortaient du cadre historique classiques, et que les phénomènes observés lors de cette crise (en particulier la volatilité) se révélaient eux-mêmes plus intenses que ceux de 1929.

Note de veille

Économie, emploi

La Chine cherche à accélérer l’exode rural

Alors que la Chine cherche dans les terres agricoles étrangères un moyen d'assurer son approvisionnement alimentaire, la probable récession économique mondiale inquiète les dirigeants chinois par ses conséquences sur la production agricole nationale. En effet, le pays est un exportateur net de produits agricoles, et ses quelque 750 millions de ruraux pourraient, de ce fait, être frappés de plein fouet par une éventuelle baisse des exportations.

Note de veille

Économie, emploi

Coût du travail en France, 1975-2004

ne heure de travail salarié dans l'industrie, le commerce et la finance coûte 2,2 fois plus cher en France en 2004 qu'en 1975. Quels sont les facteurs qui expliquent cette hausse et comment l'économie a-t-elle pu l'absorber ?

Revue

Économie, emploi

The Assets Held by French Households. A Key Element Requiring Interpretation

Whereas many analysts are forecasting a deterioration of the French economic situation in the short term, the assets held by French people must be taken into account if we are to have a comprehensive view of the situation. But what do we know about these assets? What are they based on and who is involved?
In this article, Charles du Granrut has studied the assets held by French households. He presents here the long-term trends in those holdings, the way they are evaluated, their main characteristics (mainly the preponderance of residential property), their distribution among the French population, the role they could play in the management of the risks with which households are likely to be confronted etc. This very detailed analysis enables us to grasp both the central place and the great complexity of asset holdings, the composition and accumulation of which remain very much linked to the psychology and life itineraries of individuals, as do the strategies for their allocation. However, if it is highly probable that they will play an increased role in intergenerational relations and in covering life risks (such as dependency), we must nevertheless keep in mind - alongside a certain ignorance on the part of individuals in respect of their asset holdings and the use they can make of them - the very great inequality of their distribution, which prevents them being used as a universal instrument in respect, for example, of social insurance needs.

Forum

Économie, emploi - Recherche, sciences, techniques

Derivatives and Other Mathematical Aberrations

Much ink is still to flow on the financial crisis of autumn 2008. It is difficult as yet to evaluate the extent of the damage and if we do venture some mid- or long-term forecasts in the pages of Futuribles, we do so only with the utmost caution. It seems, in fact, to have become virtually impossible to determine how things are going to develop in the financial sphere, since the players have lost all confidence in each other and, despite intervention on an unprecedented scale, the powers that be are finding it difficult to restore trust.
Analysts have remained cautious even on the deep causes of this crisis, given that those in the world of finance themselves still find it hard to understand how matters raced so far out of their control. Is mathematical modelling, which is a key element in the operation of global financial markets, in some way to blame for the current parlous situation, and, if so, to what extent? Pierre Papon inquires here into the significant role played by that modelling, demonstrating, in substance, that mathematical tools are undoubtedly very useful in the financial field, but that they have to be regularly submitted to both theoretical and practical testing.

Revue

Économie, emploi - Géopolitique

The Crisis and the Shift towards Asia: Issues for Europe

Last October Philippe Delalande enquired, in this journal, into the impact of the current Western financial crisis on the Chinese economy, indicating that that crisis might ultimately present an opportunity for China to stabilize its economic development at a "sustainable" level. This month Jean-Raphaël Chaponnière goes beyond this and offers an analysis of the mid- and long-term consequences of recent economic developments on the global equilibrium and, more particularly, on the influence of the Asian continent, and the ensuing issues for Europe.
After recalling demographic changes and prospects in Asia, he shows that the economic shift begun in the 1970s with the rise of Japan and confirmed in the 1990s by the "miracle" of the new industrialized countries, is currently being reaffirmed, despite the sideshow of the 1997 crisis. Hence, unless a scenario emerges in which "globalization grinds to a halt," the heart of the global economy could well come to reside lastingly in Asia, with internal (national or regional) demand as its main engine. Drawing on the relevant statistical evidence, Jean-Raphaël Chaponnière illustrates his argument by examining recent developments in, and the future prospects of, the main countries of Asia (China, India, South Korea, Taiwan etc.). Lastly, he outlines the consequences of this economic shift: competition over costs and quality of labour, an explosion in the number of consumers (the middle classes), an aggravation of the environmental situation (two elements Europe could draw on to reposition itself), geopolitical changes (the growing influence of China and India in Africa) etc.

Futuribles

Économie, emploi - Recherche, sciences, techniques

Bibliographie prospective n°65

La Bibliographie prospective du mois de novembre 2008 consacre son Focus à un rapport publié par l'OCDE sur la politique d'innovation en Chine : Reviews of Innovation Policy: China. Le bilan des réformes apparaît très contrasté : le développement de l'enseignement supérieur étant encore insuffisant et l'importante hausse des dépenses en R&D pas toujours judicieusement attribuée, bien des défis restent encore à relever. Vous trouverez par ailleurs, et comme chaque mois, une sélection de comptes rendus de livres ...

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Chapitre de rapport annuel vigie

Économie, emploi - Entreprises, travail - Institutions

Chapitre 6 du rapport Vigie 2008 : La couverture des risques sociaux

La Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme de 1948 a proclamé (article 22) : « Toute personne, en tant que membre de la société, a droit à la sécurité sociale. » Soixante ans plus tard, l’Association internationale de sécurité sociale constate dans son rapport annuel : « La plus grande partie de la population mondiale est dépourvue de protection sociale. » Et là où les taux de couverture sont élevés — dans les pays riches —, les problèmes d’organisation et de financement sont aigus. Que ...

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Chapitre de rapport annuel vigie

Économie, emploi

Synthèse du rapport Vigie 2008

Il y a quelques mois, les journaux français titraient encore sur la baisse du chômage, l’amorce d’un retour à une situation de chômage frictionnel, voire de pénurie(s) de main d’oeuvre ; la crise intervient, les périodes de chômage technique se multiplient, les licenciements et dépôts de bilan vont bon train ; bref, les perspectives de l’emploi s’assombrissent, tant en France qu’à l’étranger.La crise économique majeure que nous traversons peut être un accélérateur des ...

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Forum

Économie, emploi

Can the French Economy be Reformed?

Echoing an article by Charles du Granrut, "Growth by Decree?", published in these pages in May, Émile Quinet returns to the question of the reform of the French economy. As he reminds us, everyone - or almost everyone - today agrees on the diagnosis: France is in trouble and major reforms are urgently needed, particularly in the economic field. Most of the (generally very competent) experts who have examined this question also take a similar view on the prescription for the French economy: a more flexible labour market, lower government deficits, more efficient systems of education and research etc.
On the other hand, it is when it comes to administering the treatment - and hence to implementing reforms - that things get sticky: either no real solutions are offered, the recommendations that are made lack finesse or the measures get nowhere on account of the various deadlocked elements in French society. Here, Émile Quinet identifies three major obstacles: French reform projects often have no implementation plan; communication between experts and public opinion is poor; and, lastly, French people have a very low level of understanding of economics. These, in his view, are the three major aspects that need to be improved if there is to be a hope of going beyond the mere repetition of old shibboleths in the area of economic reform.

Note de veille

Économie, emploi - Territoires, réseaux

L’impact de la « crise « sur les villes et les ménages français

Quels impacts auront la crise financière mondiale et, plus généralement, la dégradation actuelle de la conjoncture sur les villes et les ménages français ? Une étude du magazine L'Expansion et d'Experian permet de dresser un panorama prévisionnel de la France " d'après la crise " et confirme que les inégalités risquent fortement de se creuser.

Analyse prospective

Économie, emploi

L’investissement socialement responsable en France

On parle souvent de la financiarisation de l'économie, ces dernières années ayant été marquées par la déréglementation et la dérégulation croissantes de la finance. Si l'économie paraît sous l'influence croissante des marchés financiers, cela permet de penser aussi, inversement, qu'il est possible de l'amender par cet intermédiaire. La prise de conscience de ce levier d'action a une longue histoire (les premiers fonds éthiques ont été lancés aux États-Unis dans les années 1920) mais, depuis ...

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Économie, emploi

The Western Financial Crisis: an Opportunity for China?

Since mid-2007 we have been witnessing a financial crisis that originated in the now notorious "subprime crisis" which developed in the United States in 2006/07. Since most of the financial institutions concerned have international ramifications, the crisis spread, damaging the confidence of many players in the global financial system, and it continues to inspire fear regarding its possible consequences.
Since the Chinese economy is closely linked to that of the USA, on account of the many letters of credit issued in dollars, American Treasury bonds held by China and export flows to the United States, is there a risk that this economic giant will be affected by the current crisis? We should not assume so, argues Philippe Delalande: on the one hand, the conditions for a property slump, followed by a banking and stock-market crisis, do not seem present in China; on the other, the current global crisis might well enable that country to reduce its pace of growth and opt for a path of "harmonious development", provided that inflation does not take off.

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Économie, emploi - Institutions - Société, modes de vie

Towards an "Active Solidarity Income" on the Cheap?

In late August 2008, after several months of wavering in which the projected law perhaps seemed doomed, French president Nicolas Sarkozy officially announced the introduction of a new scheme for assisting those in difficult or marginal situations, the so-called Active Solidarity Income. He also announced a timetable for the measure and how it would be funded. About four million French homes suffering from unemployment or casual employment (including 1.5 million "working poor"), or those on income support, should, he said, be affected by the measure. It is to come into force in July 2009 and will be debated in the French parliament from 22 September 2008 onwards, a few days before the publication of this issue.
Chantal Euzéby takes stock of the scheme here and reminds us how necessary it is for the benefits muddle to be reviewed and simplified, so that social benefits can recover their basic role of returning the groups concerned to work. She outlines the project for merging the various benefits, but also raises some questions that remain unanswered, concerning, for example, which social security scheme will apply to the beneficiaries, the index-linking of the new provision, and the decisions to be made over the "reinsertion" strand, particularly regarding the division of responsibilities between the state and the local authorities.

Chapitre Economie, emploi

Ce chapitre est extrait du Rapport Vigie 2016 de Futuribles International, qui propose un panorama structuré des connaissances et des incertitudes des experts que l'association a mobilisés pour explorer les évolutions des 15 à 35 prochaines années sur 11 thématiques.