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Charts of the week: Who is out of the labor force, the Muslim Brotherhood, Kenya’s ranking in financial/digital inclusion

A roundup of recent data and infographics from Brookings research.

 

DISABILITY ACCOUNTS FOR 29 percent of PEOPLE NOT IN the labor force

In a new analysis, the Hamilton Project explores the self-reported reasons why so many prime-age men and women (ages 25-54) are out of the labor force. They found that more about 70 percent of the 24 million nonparticipants report that disability, caregiving, or early retirement kept them out of work.

Figure: Classification of Reasons for Prime-Age Nonparticipation in the labor force, by gender

HOW LIKELY IS A SPLIT WITH THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD?

The Muslim Brotherhood has undergone major internal divisions since 2013. As part of the Rethinking Political Islam initiative, Senior Fellows Shadi Hamid and Will McCants recently asked ten leading scholars of Islamist movements whether they thought a significant split within the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood by 2020 is likely. Their participants’ responses averaged out to 51 percent.

KENYA RANKS HIGHEST IN FINANCIAL AND DIGITAL INCLUSION REPORT

For the third year in a row, Kenya ranked highest on the Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project’s scorecard for access to and usage of affordable financial services by under-served people. The report analyzes 26 geographically, politically, and economically diverse countries and asses their financial inclusion based on mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and adoption of certain financial services.

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Allison Branca contributed to this post.

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