Brazil is the 2nd country with the highest proportion of

Brazil is the 2nd country with the highest proportion of young people without work and without studies

Brazil is the second largest country with the highest proportion of young people aged 1824 who cannot find work or continue their education. The data comes from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) report “Education at a Glance 2022”, published this Monday (3).

According to the document, 35.9% of young people in the country are in this situation. The Brazilian share is twice the average for OECD member countries, namely 16.6% of people in this age group without a job or education.

South Africa is the only country with a higher share than Brazil at 46.2%. The Netherlands, on the other hand, has the fewest young people in this situation, at just 4.6%.

The report assessed the situation of higher education and employment in the 38 OECD member countries. Data from Brazil, Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa were also analyzed.

Of the 45 nations evaluated, Brazil is also the second longest with the highest proportion of young people with the condition. 5.1% of those out of work and out of work in the country have been in this situation for more than a year, indicating a chronic lack of opportunity for this demographic.

This phase of life is considered the transition from education to the world of work, i.e. when young people are supposed to study or study in order to get a job.

According to the report, the high percentage of people excluded from this transition process indicates a high risk of increasing distancing from the labor market.

“This group, those who do not work and do not study, should be of great concern to governments as they warn of a negative situation of unemployment and social inequality,” the report analyzes.

“It is vital that countries have policies in place to prevent young people from becoming part of this group or trying to help them get a job or go back to school,” he continues.

In August, a study by the ILO (International Labor Organization) showed that in Brazil 23% of the population aged 15 to 24 lives without work or studies. The world average of youth unemployment is 16.9%.

The report also highlights that in Brazil, only 33% of those entering higher education manage to complete their degree within the allotted time. Almost half (49%) complete their studies three years after the intended deadline. The rest cancel the degree or end in even longer time.

According to the OECD study, completing higher education is associated with more job opportunities and better wages in all analyzed countries.