Hello, PIDS friends! Here's our #PIDSFactFriday for the week on gender differences in terms of leaving education/training and the factors behind this.

A PIDS study that looked into the plight of Filipino youth who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET) found that more males than females leave the education and training system earlier to enter the labor force. However, there are more females leaving school who become inactive. Between ages 15 and 20, the share of inactive females grows faster; by age 20, 27 percent of females are inactive. Compared to males, the increases in the share of employed females after age 21 are smaller, and the inactive female population would keep increasing. Marriage and family formation appear to be the reasons behind the female youth’s exit from education/training and transition into inactivity.

Know more about the study titled “Who Are the Youth NEET in the Philippines Today?” here: https://www.pids.gov.ph/publications/7419.

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