Daniel and Sebastián are very close friends and since they were little their parents have taken them to play at the same park in Bogotá. Both are in their third year of primary school. They both want to be doctors when they grow up. However, only one of the two can achieve it. Daniel lives in unfavorable socioeconomic conditions, Sebastian does not. … [Lee más...] about Education that separates?
Cashing in on education
It is no surprise: sending girls to school increases their chances to get employed. However, almost one out of two women in Latin America and the Caribbean is currently out of the labor market, and the participation gap between men and women is over 30 percentage points, one of the largest in the world (WDI, 2012). If girls are now accessing schools in most of Latin America and … [Lee más...] about Cashing in on education
Why Girls Do Better
Girls outperform boys in high school and are more likely to persist in and graduate from college and earn graduate degrees. To understand why this is happening, new research by DiPrete and Buchmann suggests you need to look no further than 8th grade grades. Girls start school more ready to learn than boys. By kindergarten, girls are substantially more attentive, eager to … [Lee más...] about Why Girls Do Better
What Does a Princess Know About Grit?
In my last blog, I commented on the complexities of everyday life and how the quest for the marshmallow can be seen as a bit fairytale-like. That got me thinking about fairy tales. Especially about fairytales and girls, and what all of this means for educating and launching girls into the women we hope and expect them to be. We live in a world of princesses. They reign supreme. … [Lee más...] about What Does a Princess Know About Grit?
Growth 1 – Equality O. And What Role does Education Play?
s Over the past few weeks a great controversy has struck the world of economists following the release of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century. The book has caused a stir because it refers to the role of institutions of capitalism in the development and distribution of income, and implies that we could be headed to a more unequal society. Other authors such as … [Lee más...] about Growth 1 – Equality O. And What Role does Education Play?