International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training in Mexico, 2005 and 2012
Emma Liliana Navarrete, PhD; Yuliana Gabriela Román Sánchez, PhD

School attendance and employment are two relevant factors in Mexican youth life. Both provide information about household conditions and socioeconomic context of youths. Then, as main objective, this paper identifies socioeconomic and demographic variables which affected and changed school attendance and worked status of Mexican youths in 2005 and 2012. This study divides young population into four groups; each depends on their school attendance and labor status. Those groups are the dependent variable in the multinomial logistic regression model (MLR), and the independent variables are relating to individual, household and head-household characteristics from the Mexican Survey of Occupation and Employment in 2005 and 2012. Particularly, the study focuses on Mexican young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs). The results show that educational attainment, sex, kind of head-household, and class of worker are the most important factors which affect youth life trajectories at work and school.

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