Egypt Independent

CAPMAS: 28% of youth live in poverty, 24% on the edge of poverty



A 2014 report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on International Youth Day said 27.8 percent of young people are poor and 24.1 percent live on the edge of poverty.
 
One of the contributing factors is that almost half of young people are not working. The report said those between ages 18 and 29 working in the labor force are 52 percent, of which 72.3 percent are males and 28.5 percent are females. 
 
Those with permanent jobs are 46.4 percent, of which 42.7 percent are males and 70.8 percent for females, and those with temporary contracts are 33.4 percent, of which 27.2 percent are males and 74.5 percent are females.
 
Those who have social security are 32.3 percent, of which 27.4 percent are males and 64.6 percent are females, while those who have medical insurance are 22.2 percent, of which 17.5 percent are males and 53.1 percent are females.
 
The unemployment rate among the 18-29 age group, which is 26.3 percent, of which 20.2 percent are males and 44.2 percent are females.
 
This age group is 20.7 million people, which is 23.6 percent of the total population, of which 51.1 percent are males and 48.9 percent are females.
 
Computer users of that age group are 39.5 percent, of which 39.3 percent use it for education purposes, 51.9 percent for entertainment and 8.2 percent for work.
 
Internet users are 32.4 percent, of which 88.6 percent use it for Facebook.
 
The mortality rate of the age group is 0.9 percent, with 1.2 per thousand males and 0.5 per thousand females.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm
 

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