MIDDLE SCHOOL AND JUVENILE INSERTION IN THE LABOR MARKET
Abstract This article discusses the relationship between the insertion of youth in the labor market and their passage through middle school. The central argument is that the recent middle education counter-reform will not guarantee universal opportunities for the completion of basic education, rather promote precarious training in public schools and reinforce the precariousness of youth labor. Methodologically, data were analyzed regarding the passage of youth through the schooling process and their insertion in the labor market. As basic primary sources, analyses were made of data provided by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, in its National Household Sample Survey and Census; of surveys carried out by the Ministry of Labor, specifically data from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed persons and of the Annual Report of Social Information, and of data provided by the Anísio Teixeira National Institute of Educational Studies and Research.