There is an interesting article on the Fox News Latino website titled Ninis - A Generation that Neither Works, Nor Studies in El Salvador. The article discusses the situation of youth with nothing to do:
In various Latin American countries, they call them "ninis" (pronounced nee-nees.) The Spanish word "ni" means "neither" and they are called "neither neithers" because they are young people who "neither work, neither study" at school or university - or in Spanish "Ni trabaja, ni estudia." This generation in the small Central American country of El Salvador is attracting attention and causing concern.
Costa Rica's State of the Region in Sustainable Human Development Program, in coordination with El Salvador's Studies for the Application of Law Foundation (FESPAD), found that ninis between the ages of 15 and 25, can be either gender, with 40% being female and 60% being male. The total number of ninis in El Salvador is estimated to be 241,000 and they account for 20% of the entire population.
Ninis are often perceived as being lazy and ambitionless, but according to the International Labor Organization (ILO) many have tried and failed to find employment or have left poor working conditions. In a country rife with violent gangs who actively recruit, unemployed youth is cause for alarm.Read more.
I will point out one mistake in the article. 241,000 "ninis" would not be 20% of El Salvador's population of 6.2 million, but it might be 20% of the population between age 15 and 25. Regardless, it is still a large number and points out one of El Salvador's big challenges. How do you create a path of opportunity for young people?