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HONDURAN YOUTH OVERVIEW

HONDURAN YOUTH OVERVIEW

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DEMOGRAPHICS

Population: 6,406,052 (Ranked 97th in the world by the US Census Bureau). Children 0-14: 42.2 %—2,704,507. Teenage 10-19: 24.1%—1,543,722. Youth between 15-24: 20.9%—1,339,771. Seniors Over 70: 2.2%—141,655. Male to female ratio: 89 males per 100 females. Birth rate: 32.65 per 1,000 people. Life expectancy at birth: 63.01 for males and 65.74 for females. Infant mortality rate: 39.79 per 1,000 live births.

 

EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE

Pre-primary

Beginning age, 4

Duration, 3 years

Primary

Beginning age, 7

Duration, 6 years

Secondary

Beginning age, 13

Duration, 5 years

ISSUES

Literacy is one of the main issues, as is keeping students in school. Most estimates put the literacy rate at about 60 percent.

 

SOURCES

UNESCO Statistics Division.

US Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook.

Freedom House.

Jonathan Ketcham cCYS