Why does idleness have a female face?

Publicado el 16 de octubre, 2012 | 2 comentarios | Archivado en : , , , , ,

Por Cirenia Chavez

Foto: David Álvarez Veloso

According to recent data, the number of NEETs (not in education, employment or training) among Latin American youth is particularly striking. Approximately 18.5 percent (9.4 million individuals) of young individuals in the region are currently idle.

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S.O.S.! Brains Draining in the Caribbean

Publicado el 17 de julio, 2012 | 1 comentarios | Archivado en : , , , ,

Por Cirenia Chavez

Although not alone in the world in experiencing the phenomenon, countries of the Caribbean are winners when it comes to “brain drain”. Latin America and the Caribbean have shown the highest annual growth rates in higher skilled migration: 11 out of 100 workers with tertiary education reside outside the region and migration from this area represents around 25 percent of the total stock of migrants in OECD countries. For the specific case of the Caribbean, most recent data shows that approximately 40 percent of skilled workers (defined as labor with 11 or more years of study ) migrated to OECD countries in 2000.

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Tackling Youth Unemployment: The Caribbean Model?

Publicado el 29 de mayo, 2012 | 1 comentarios | Archivado en : , , ,

Por Cirenia Chavez

Photo: UNDP

All looks well in Latin America and the Caribbean. The countries in the region have seen an average growth in their Human Development Indexes, accompanied by a fall in unemployment rates (Figure 1). According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), unemployment rates are “historic”: they are at their lowest point in this century and are the lowest rate recorded since current methods for calculating regional unemployment were introduced in 1990.

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