Breaching the gender gap

Today, financial literacy is a pre-requisite to participating in economic activities. Yet, this new OECD report shows there are clear gender inequalities when it comes to understanding where your money goes and what potential risks you are taking: almost 60% of women in Poland do not know that high investment returns are accompanied by high risk, against 45% of men. And only 49% of women in the United Kingdom know how compound interest works, compared with 75% of men.

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Visualise How Education Transforms Lives

This post, written by Wikichild co-ordinator Melinda George, wraps up the Wikiprogress September Series on Education and Skills. It provides the infographics and some key figures from the soon-to-be launched 2013 Education for All Global Monitoring Report.

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Spread a little happiness

When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you. This motto made famous when sung by Louis Armstrong captures the spirit behind the Happy barometer and social campaign "Smile for Vilnius".

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Skills for society

By Julia Laplane, OECD The Universal Declaration of Human rights states that “Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.” Yet, universal education has not been always been associated with such commendable motives.

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Economy of wellbeing: Having it all?

By Sue Kendall-Bilicki  Are economics and wellbeing as unlikely a pair as a fish on a bicycle, or are they as inseparable as Brangelina? How can we ensure that economic growth delivers what people need? These are hardly new questions, but they are attracting renewed attention as many economies struggle to recover [...]

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