Youth Employment and Migration in Ecuador
Ecuador’s population is young and rapidly growing. It has almost doubled since 1980, reaching almost 15 million in 2010. An approximate 60 per cent of Ecuadorians are under 29 years old and almost one out of three is between the ages of 15 and 29. More than half of the young people aged 15-29 are poor: around 30 per cent live in conditions of poverty and another 24 per cent in extreme poverty.