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    Archive for September, 2015

    Four keys to undestand where the talent comes from

    By - 25 Sep 2015

    Written by Rocío Gómez Botero rociogomezbotero@gmail.com Child occupations

    Recently, it has been reopened the debate about whether the outstanding talent is a fixed and inborn characteristic of an individual, or if it can be developed throughout life with the support of education systems. Let’s take a look at some tips to resolve this question. Read more…

    Haiti: Transitioning from private to public education

    By - 10 Sep 2015

    Written by Anne Sofie Olsen

    In Haiti, education is expensive. The majority of families in Haiti cannot afford the costs of education. Given that most schools are privately owned and tuition-based, access to education is low. The government allocates only a small proportion of its budget to the sector (3.5% of GDP in 2014 according to the World Bank ‘Haiti Poverty Assessment’) and merely operates about 15% of all schools. Read more…

    Jobs have no gender

    By - 3 Sep 2015

    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 less than their male counterparts with the same qualifications. At school, several studies show that in most countries, girls have a worse performance in math and science. These information is relevant, since these skills are considered important for further development in the labor market, and play a key role in the career choice, which, in part, explains the wage gap between genders. Read more…

    Blog post contest #Glassesoff

    By - 2 Sep 2015

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    If you enjoy writing and you are interested in gender and education issues, this is your chance to share your vision and opinion through this initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank. The Education Division, through its campaign #Glassesoff seeks to generate awareness about the transmission of gender stereotypes in the education system. Read more…