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?
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
Let’s imagine for a moment the life of Carlos, a 17-year old student attending high school in Latin America. Right after school, Carlos goes straight to the auto repair shop close to his house, where he works part-time. In a few words, Carlos is a "YES-YES", a young person who goes to school and goes to work. Although the high proportion of NEETs in Latin America is indeed … [Lee más...] about What if we talk about the YES-YES?
Written by Marina Bassi and Daniel Alonso When we talk about gender inequality, we tend to associate it with disadvantages of girls and women in different dimensions. It is well documented that women participate less in the labor market, and those who work are more concentrated in informal jobs and careers less paid than men. Even in equivalent occupations, women earn … [Lee más...] about Jobs have no gender
A few days ago, while looking at some job offers in a local newspaper, an ad caught my attention. A position as a business adviser in micro finance required applicants to have completed secondary education and be able to master two independent set of skills: basic math operations, including the rule of three, and socio-emotional skills management (be proactive, work under … [Lee más...] about You have a job, but… Do you know rule of 3?