Lack of Work and Study Affects Women, Blacks and Heads of Households

31% of young women are 'neither-nor'; slice is 20% for men

Rio de Janeiro

The lack of study and work that affects young people is greater among women, Blacks, heads of families and people with no education, according to a study published on Monday (17) by the social policy center of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV Social).

The coronavirus pandemic has increased the proportion of those who neither study nor work, the so-called “nem-nem.” According to the survey, 25.52% of young people aged between 15 and 29 years were not working or studying in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The cut by sex shows that the rate among women was higher than the general average. In the fourth quarter of 2020, 31.29% of young women aged 15 to 29 were considered “nem-nem.” Among men, the rate reached 19.77%.

Blacks (29.09%) and browns (28.41%) also registered a percentage above the average at the end of 2020. Among whites, the percentage was 21.26%.

When the variable is the level of schooling, the group with the highest proportion of “nem-nem” is the one with no education: 66.81%.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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