Definition of Youth
- Opposite Sex
- Same Sex
- Without parental consent
- with parental consent
Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union
Situation of Young People
- 98.87% Male (15-24) %
- 99.21% Female (15-24) %
- Year: 2015
- Source: UNESCO
Net Enrolment RateSecondary School
- 66.42%Male %
- 69.38% Female %
- Year: 2012
- Source: UNESCO
Situation of Young People
Policy & Legislation
Mexico’s National Youth Programme 2014-2018 was released in April 2014 after a comprehensive consultation through public forums, an online survey, mobile consultation units, a video submission contest, roundtable discussions with stakeholders and online discussion boards. The programme identifies four main objectives:
- Prosperity (education, employment & housing)
- Welfare (physical, emotional and social development)
(ministry, department or office) that is primarily responsible for youth?
Youth and Representation
Budget & Spending
- % of GDP
- % of gov. expenditure
Source: World Bank
Gaps indicate missing data from the original data source. (Accessed August 2013).
[...] Thus the IMJUVE, operates from 6 January 1999 in accordance with the Act published in the Official Gazette, aims to define and implement a national policy for youth, and people aged 12 to 29 years age, and mainstreamed into the development of the country, so emphatic in organization, health, employment and training, prevention of addictions and others. Some powers are implementing actions to the public recognition and dissemination of outstanding activities, including National Awards for Youth and Indigenous Youth, among others.
The Mexican Youth Institute aims to:
- Define and implement a national youth policy to enable youth to fully integrate the country’s development;
- Advising the Federal Executive in planning and programming policies and actions related to youth development under the National Development Plan;
- Act as a consultative and advisory body of the departments and agencies of the Federal Public Administration and state authorities, municipal, and private and social sectors when required;
- Promote coordination with the departments and agencies of the Federal Public Administration, within the scope of their powers, actions designed to improve the living standards of youth and their social expectations and cultural rights;
- Act as a representative of the Federal Government on youth matters before state and municipal governments, private organizations, social and international organizations, as well as forums, conventions, meetings and other meetings where the Executive to seek a share.
Participation rates of [young] people in the political arena [is characterised by] apathy and disinterest. [I]n 2005, for example, according to the National Youth Survey (ENJ 2005) less than 2.0% of young people between 12 and 29 participated in any political organization. However, this discourse limits its participation [to] highly institutionalized organizations, [i.e.] political parties. Instead, [decreasing] interest in elections and solidarity action [...] is not so much a characteristic behavior of [an] age [group] as [much as it reflects] the discredit[ing of] politics and ignorance of [youth] rights and [the] resources at their disposal to influence the decisions [...]Justice
Although there are no accurate estimates of the [...] needs of the young people in [area] of justice, the ENJ 2005 [identifies] drugs and alcohol ( 70.9 %), family relationships and family ( 1.7 %) and violence (15.8 %), as areas which young people have [the most issues]. The likelihood of being a victim of crime is greater between 20 and 29 years old and, according to ENJ 2005, 6% of the young people [have] been a victim [in the] last 12 months. Violence is the leading cause [of] why [young] people [choose to] leave Mexico [...] Domestic violence violates both health and [...] physical and mental integrity of the members of a family, and the cohesion of society . One out of 10 homes suffer such violence and victims [are] most [commonly] children, however, according to the Survey on Domestic Violence (INEGI, 1999), only 14 of every 100 households [ask] for help [from] authorities.