Being 17 in Paris – An analysis of the results of the Escapad Paris 2010 survey

Being 17 in Paris
This study looks at the results of the ESCAPAD 2010 survey undertaken in Paris on the Day of Defence and Citizenship involving 2,200 young people aged 17 and 18.
The analysis aims to get a picture of young people’s lifestyles from different points of view: family relationships, health and anxiety levels, pocket money and income, sociability and leisure activities, how they relate to their neighbourhood.
The results show clearly that young 17-year-old Parisians have a strong attachment to their family and its particular values. On the other hand, they are worried about society and about their future, as witnessed by their lack of trust in politics and the media. The survey reveals significant differences between girls and boys: girls are more closely supervised and restricted in their social life, they have less income, more of them help with housework and more often show signs of anxiety. Depending on geographical location, young people from working class districts have less guidance and support from their families, lower confidence levels and also generally more negative perceptions. These significant variations make it possible to get a perspective on that section of the results which has to do with the age of the young people questioned, ie. adolescence, which however is not the only meaningful variable. Gender and also the residential sector are  determining factors in the sociability and lifestyle of 17-year-old Parisians, which raises a question about the influence of the territory.
Study undertaken within the framework of a partnership agreement between the French Observatory of Drug Addiction (OFDT) and the City of Paris.
This work is part of a collection of studies giving Apur a window on young people in Paris in 2012 and 2013


Documents to download

  • Avoir 17 ans à Paris - Une exploitation des résultats de l'enquête Escapad Paris 2010

    Format : pdf, 4 MB