A period of living and studying or working abroad is generally regarded as an advantage for young people when they enter the labour market. And young people who go abroad during their final course of study do indeed enter the labour market on more favourable terms. However, this apparent advantage is in fact linked to the establishments they attended and the social milieus in which they grew up.
Julien Calmand, Pascale Rouaud, Emmanuel Sulzer, Studying or working abroad : does it ease the education-to-work transition for young people in France? in Training and employment n° 124 (July-August 2016). – 4 p.