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One-in-Five of Brazil’s Young Adults Inactive

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Twenty percent of young adults in Brazil are not studying, working, or even looking for a job, according to a study by Rio de Janeiro State University, UERJ. This reflects around 5.3 million young Brazilians aged between 18 and 25 that are now outside both the educational and employment systems in Brazil, where they are known as nem-nems, after the Portuguese for “neither, nor.”

The figure rises to 7.2 million young people, or one-in-four, if . . .

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