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NEETs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Skills, Aspirations, and Information

Alvarado, A; Conde, B; Novella, R; Repetto, A; (2020) NEETs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Skills, Aspirations, and Information. Journal of International Development 10.1002/jid.3503. (In press).

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Abstract

This paper studies the role of cognitive skills, socioemotional skills, aspirations and expectations on the likelihood of being NEET (not in education, employment or training) using a novel sample of 15 to 24 year old residents of seven Latin American and Caribbean countries. After controlling for sociodemographic household conditions, we find that numeracy and literacy skills, core self‐evaluation, extraversion and educational aspirations are robust correlates of being NEET. We also find cross country heterogeneity. That is, in some countries, passion and perseverance for long‐term goals, neuroticism and labour market information biases are additional factors associated with being NEET.

Type: Article
Title: NEETs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Skills, Aspirations, and Information
DOI: 10.1002/jid.3503
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.3503
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: cognitive skills, socioemotional skills, aspirations, expectations, information bias, youth
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10112225
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