According to an academic study, 15/34 year olds feel that the situation has deteriorated over the last twenty years.
The last two decades have been difficult for 15/34 year olds in France, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. This research was conducted by French researchers using a questionnaire assessing the quality of life submitted to representative samples of the French population three times during 1995, 2003, 2016. And they highlighted a deterioration of the situation , especially in middle-aged subjects. "We can see an impact of the crisis of 2008 that hit hard these categories of the population," said FigaroJoël Coste, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Paris-Descartes who is also one of the authors of this study. "Among young people, the deterioration already begun between 1995 and 2003 has accelerated since, whereas in the over 65 years we see rather a stagnation or positive developments depending on the dimensions considered," adds the scientist. A study based on the health perceived by the patientsThe particularity of this study is that it takes into account what is called perceived health, the appreciation of patients. This broadened concept makes it possible to integrate "physical, psychological and social aspects", as Professor Coste indicates. It is all the more interesting that the final conclusion is based on a range of broad questions, among which "To what extent has your physical or mental state disrupted your relationship with family, friends, neighbors, etc. in the past month? ", or" In the past four weeks, were you happy, were you tired, exhausted, in peace? "
This publication also sheds light on the number of work stoppages recorded in recent years in France. "Wherever there is systemic suffering, work stoppages are a coherent answer", concludes Joël Coste.