A NEETs analysis in Brazil between 2012 and 2020

Carolina Borges, Universidade Federal de M
Mariangela Antigo, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Ana Hermeto, Cedeplar, UFMG

This paper aims to comprehend individual and conjectural factors that affects the probability of youth, either in the position of head/partner of the household or in the position of adult son/daughter (offspring), between 18 and 24 years old to pertain (or not) the economic active population and to be studying (or not) in the Brazil between 2012 and 2020. Based on data from the Continuous National Household Sample Survey from IBGE, a bivariate probit model was estimated for the period, in order to consider how macroeconomic factors, represented by annual dummies, domiciliary and individual traits might contribute for youth to be working and studying, or working and not studying, or not working and studying or, finally, not working and not studying. The results have shown significant differences with bigger impact of the temporal dummies, expressively in the recent years, especially, for youth in the Northeast region to pertain the group that are neither working nor studying. Black and brown youngsters, in the condition of children, with lower levels of schooling also represents higher probability of being a NEET (youth that are neither working nor studying).

Keywords: Children and youth, Econometrics, Economic analysis, COVID-19

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