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Young “neither-nors” can affect GDP growth by 10 percentage points in 30 years

Published by O Estado de S.Paulo in 03/01/2024

Young people aged 25 to 29 who neither study nor work – known as “neither-nors” – can cause a loss of up to ten percentage points in the growth potential of the Brazilian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the next 30 years. The projection was made exclusively for Estadão/Broadcast by the CEO of the Institute for Mobility and Social Development (IMDS) and specialist in Social Security, Paulo Tafner. To arrive at this number, he projected what would be the expansion of the income of the Brazilian population in this age group if they were at a higher level of education, similar to that of Chile.

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