The changing nature of work calls for enhancing the human and financial capital of children in less wealthy families
As the economy continues to change, how do we encourage inclusive economic growth? Riffing off recent policy changes in his native Canada, Miles Corak argues that two important steps are to make community college free and make education savings accounts more accessible and flexible. As the economy shifted from agrarian to industrial, it was accompanied by free primary and secondary education. A similar shift in education, free community college, is now needed to give people the necessary skills for the changing economy. He further argues for accessible and flexible savings accounts for less-wealthy families. Sen. Cory Booker’s American Opportunity Accounts would be ideal, he says, as they include auto-enrollment and the opportunity to invest in education, a home, or retirement. Bottom line: skills matter..."https://milescorak.com/2018/12/04/the-changing-nature-of-work-calls-for-enhancing-the-human-and-financial-capital-of-children-in-less-wealthy-families/?utm_campaign=Economic%20Studies&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=68242971 " ... See MoreSee Less
“Never before has gender equality played such a pertinent role in the global policy agenda,” said Alison Holder in her op-ed for Thomson Reuters. Holder notes that increased pressure from grassroots movements, such as #MeToo, have helped to make gender equality a top political issue.
Holder questions, however, how we can ensure that these efforts are translated into real, measurable actions. Photo: Thomson Reuters
SDG Gender Index findings unveiled in focus countries
During the fall of 2018, partners in El Salvador, Colombia, Senegal, India and Indonesia hosted national events to present country-specific SDG Gender Index findings and stories. The findings were compiled into country reports, which helped to generate significant national media attention.
Three things high school graduates should keep in mind when they have their ATARs Ittima Cherastidtham, Grattan Institute; Will Mackey, Grattan Institute
Before deciding what to study at which university, high school graduates should consider the drop-out rates, early-career employment prospects and lifetime earnings their program is likely to yield. ... See MoreSee Less