Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Better skills and better policies lead to better lives for women

an article by Michelle Bachelet (United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women) published on the OECD's Directorate for Education blog.

The global economic crisis, with high levels of unemployment, especially among youth, and rising inequality, with large wage gaps between high- and low-skilled workers, has added urgency to the need for better skills.

This is especially important for women, who already face barriers to participating fully in the economy. Investing in their skills from early childhood, through compulsory education, and throughout their working life can transform women's lives and drive economies.

Read the blog post here and do, please, check the related links at the bottom of the post if this is a topic in which you have an interest.

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