At age 22, 82.2% of the young adults in the Older Cohort had completed school, 43.5% are or have been enrolled in higher education, and 82.7% had a job in the labour market in the last 12 months.
There are substantial gender differences in labour market participation in favour of males, and substantial differences across socio‑economic backgrounds in terms of the quality of jobs and in terms of who has undertaken tertiary education and is able to continue making this investment in his or her own human capital at the age of 22.
At age 22, of those that have a job, the majority (72.0%) worked in the non‑agricultural sector in waged activities. Only a minority have a formal job (20.6% have a written contract).
There is little evidence of ethnic disparities in most of these dimensions.
At age 22, 42.8% of females have had at least one child and 49.5% are married or cohabiting. By comparison, 17.6% males have a child and 23.3% are married or cohabiting.
Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty, following the lives of 12,000 children in 4 countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam) over 15 years. Young Lives is funded by the UK Department for International Development)
Sanchez, Alan and Nicolás Pazos (2018), Youth Transitions - Skills, Work and Family Formation: Preliminary Findings from the Round 5 Survey in Peru. Young Lives Fact Sheet Round 5. Oxford: Young Lives
Published 1 February 2018