Saturday, February 25 2012 @ 01:54 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: The name "nini" comes from the Spanish words to describe people in this condition that they ni estudia ni trabaja" - which translates to the "neither study nor work." The "ni-ni" grammatical structure is commonly used to describe people in this state, so they are called "ninis". The number of people in this condition commonly follows the state of the economy - better economic conditions and more opportunities translates to fewer "ninis" in any particular country. Obviously the goal is to have the younger kids in school and older people working. This category of "ninis" starts at age 12 because it's common in the poorer areas to pull kids out of school after 6th grade to make them work around the house.