The vast majority of the ‘neet’ (not in education, employment or training) generation in Argentina is made up of women. According to the latest Permanent Household Survey, 17.9 percent of women and 7.7 percent of men aged 14-24 are neither in education, employment or training.
“This double exclusion from both the education system and the workplace affects the most vulnerable young women and maintains them in the cycle of poverty and precariousness they have come from,” explains Carina Lupica, Director of the Observatory of Motherhood, in an article for Clarin.
These young people remain on the margin of the main social integration institutions: school and the workplace, and is even tougher on young mothers. For Lupica, this problem can be tackled by “promoting comprehensive sexual education for young people and facilitating access to reproductive health systems; ensuring access to free quality childcare; help through completion of their education; training in employability skills and their insertion in the productive world in decent working conditions.”