To familiarize everyone with key socioeconomic terms and concepts, we have this new social media series.

For this week, our buzzword is “youth NEET”.

NEET stands for "not in education, employment, or training". Youth NEET refers to young people not currently enrolled in school, not employed, or not participating in any training programs.

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

A PIDS study found that the youth NEET in the Philippines consist mostly of people who are 20 to 24 years old (69%), female (63%), have lower secondary education (43%), and come from the poorest 40 percent of families (56%).

To take up technical-vocational education and training (TVET), youth NEET need support on tuition and allowance, information on jobs and TVET programs, and employment facilitation.

Know more about Filipino youth NEET by reading “Who Are the Youth NEET in the Philippines Today?” available at

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