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Almost Half of Young Mexicans are Below the Poverty Line

New figures from Mexico’s National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval) reveal that 44.3% of young Mexicans aged 15-29 are living in poverty, resulting in them leaving them country or resorting to “illicit activities”.

Furthermore, figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) show that 66.6% of 15-29 year-olds do not attend school, 5.8% are unemployed, 59.5% work in informality, and 15.2 million live in poverty by income.

Studies also found that higher education is not preparing young people to face the labor market. Around 52.8% of young people reported having a basic level of education; 41.8% had at least one baseline degree, and 4.1% had at a degree in higher education.

Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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