Éric CLÉRON, Frédérique PATUREAU
october 2007
8 p.

The annual National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, or INSEE) Employment Survey, which is carried out each year by the Département des études, de la prospective et des statistiques (DEPS), allows us to draw up a quantitative assessment of jobs in the cultural professions (those specific to the arts, live performance and information fields) and an overall picture of their defining characteristics.
By analysing the results for 2005, the broad characteristics of these jobs are revealed: in particular the heavy geographic weighting towards the Île-de-France and the considerable proportion of self-employed workers, along with the profile of those in these jobs, specifically their high-level of educational qualifications.