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"If it's already tough, imagine for me..." : A Qualitative Perspective on Youth Out of School and Out of Work in Brazil

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Machado, Ana Luiza
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Muller, Miriam
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2018-03-06T17:54:26Z
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2018-03-06T17:54:26Z
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2018-03
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2018-03-07T05:19:53Z
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Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and men in rural and urban Brazil, this qualitative research explores gender dimensions in the causes and consequences of being "out of work and out of school." A key conclusion from this research is that this term (or the Portuguese: "nem-nem") does not translate well the complex realities of this highly heterogeneous group. The paper develops inductively from the data a typology of these youth, who face different barriers along their trajectories: a) barriers to building aspirations and internal motivation to return to school or work, b) barriers to action, and c) external barriers. Participants' position along this spectrum is shaped by social context and gender norms that frame youth's trajectories and envisioned futures. These observed patterns are particularly strong in rural areas, where youth perceive fewer quality economic opportunities and stronger division of gender roles within the household and in farming activities, which keeps young women in lower paid or unpaid roles. Participants who have successful trajectories to technical schools, universities, or formal work demonstrate strong resilience, which seems to be built on their relationships with their families, peers, partners, and role models.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/860281520017410767/If-its-already-tough-imagine-for-me-a-qualitative-perspective-on-youth-out-of-school-and-out-of-work-in-Brazil
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29424
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8358
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
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INFORMALITY
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GENDER
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DROP OUT
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JOB CREATION
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LABOR SKILLS
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LABOR MARKET
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
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LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
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URBAN YOUTH
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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"If it's already tough, imagine for me..."
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A Qualitative Perspective on Youth Out of School and Out of Work in Brazil
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Working Paper
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2018-03-02
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/860281520017410767/If-its-already-tough-imagine-for-me-a-qualitative-perspective-on-youth-out-of-school-and-out-of-work-in-Brazil
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-8358
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090224b08571ebc3_2_0
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29686353
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WPS8358
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/860281520017410767/pdf/WPS8358.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Latin America & Caribbean
okr.region.country
Brazil
okr.topic
Gender :: Gender and Development
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Poverty Reduction :: Employment and Shared Growth
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Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
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Rural Development :: Rural Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Skills Development and Labor Force Training
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Social Protections and Labor :: Vocational & Technical Education
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Poverty and Equity Global Practice

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