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Pobreza Y Vulnerabilidad En México: El Caso De Los Jóvenes Que No Estudian Ni Trabajan (Poverty and Vulnerability in Mexico: The Case of Young People Who Do Not Study or Work)

51 Pages Posted: 12 May 2013  

Emma Aguila

RAND Corporation

Nelly Mejia

RAND Corporation - Labor and Population

Francisco Pérez-Arce

RAND Corporation

Alfonso Rivera

RAND Corporation - Labor and Population

Date Written: April 8, 2013

Abstract

La situación de los jóvenes que no estudian ni trabajan (ninis) se ha vuelto notable en los últimos años debido a los posibles riesgos que enfrenta esta población. Este estudio analiza su composición, dinámica social, estado de pobreza, así como sus características individuales y familiares. Los ninis son en su mayoría mujeres que se dedican al hogar y viven en condiciones de mayor pobreza que los no ninis. El número de ninis observa una tendencia a la baja que se mantendrá debido al aumento de la proporción de mujeres que continúa sus estudios y acceden al mercado laboral. Sin embargo, una mayor proporción de ninis estará compuesta por desempleados para los cuales es importante preever programas de atención.

In the last few years, the phenomenon of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) in Mexico has come to the forefront due to the risks related to this situation. This paper analyzes their composition, its dynamics, poverty patterns, and individual and family characteristics. Most of NEET youngsters are women performing household tasks, and live in conditions of high poverty. The number and proportion of NEET have been going down in the last few decades and it is expected this trajectory will continue because it is driven by an increase in the proportion of women who continue studying and join the labor force. However, a higher proportion will correspond to unemployment which will be important to foreseeable public programs.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: juventud, oportunidades laborales, desempleo, ninin, Mexico, youth, unemployment, NEET, Mexico

JEL Classification: J13, J21, N36, J6

Suggested Citation

Aguila, Emma and Mejia, Nelly and Pérez-Arce, Francisco and Rivera, Alfonso, Pobreza Y Vulnerabilidad En México: El Caso De Los Jóvenes Que No Estudian Ni Trabajan (Poverty and Vulnerability in Mexico: The Case of Young People Who Do Not Study or Work) (April 8, 2013). RAND Working Paper Series WR- 991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2262537 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2262537

Emma Aguila (Contact Author)

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Nelly Mejia

RAND Corporation - Labor and Population ( email )

United States

Francisco Perez-Arce

RAND Corporation ( email )

1776 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
United States

Alfonso Rivera

RAND Corporation - Labor and Population ( email )

United States

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