Our hearts melt when we see a two-year-old crying for attention. The “Mother Theresa” wakes up in all of us when we’re exposed to a picture of a malnourished child. Our spirits fill with hope when a handicapped athlete wins a triathlon. But when we see a poor, unemployed young adult, we feel nothing. The orphaned young adult population is a forgotten group.
The World Bank will be issuing a study on the implications of one’s familial socio-economic background on their ability to progress beyond that of their lineage. The introduction to the World Bank’s preview to the upcoming report states that in order for inclusive growth to be a reality, public policy ought to give due regard and consideration to the hopes of people to progress beyond that of their background. In economic literature, this phenomenon is known as Intergenerational Mobility (IGM). However, it has been found that in developing countries it is particularly difficult for those at the bottom to move upward. Ultimately, this stifles the ability of developing states to capture future economic growth and curb extreme inequalities within such nation-states.
Over the last seventy years working with communities around the world, CARE has learned one central truth: effective international development is a two-way street. There’s no single solution that works for every community, but if you listen closely, the community will teach you what it needs.
World Bank suggests fair education leads to an improved society in its latest report, “Fair Progress: Educational Mobility Around the World”. This point is most dramatically proven at the lowest education level – preschool. The United States does not currently function on a model of universal preschool but would benefit significantly from it.
This piece investigates what the Australian government is doing to improve disadvantaged accessibility to higher education. There are a range of pensions made available to students of lower and disadvantaged backgrounds. These pensions could be considered generous relative to other nations and are part of Australia’s reputation as ‘the lucky country’. In actuality, what is the welfare system for which the country is famous for?
Swimming Upstream: Costs of Education and Housing, Crowded Job Market Cause Toronto’s Youth to Lean on Parents
The daily commute of Tina Hafizy, a 21-year-old Politics student, consisted of a 15-minute walk from her parents’ suburban home, a 40-minute bus ride, and a 40-minute subway ride to Ryerson University in the heart of Toronto. After a year of commuting, she relocated to an apartment within walking distance of campus. However, the convenience of a shorter commute comes with a hefty price tag.
As I walk down the aisle of the UN General Assembly Hall, the most prestigious political institution in the world, there is only one thought I could recall: this is not for me, but for the 600 million youth who are deprived of this opportunity due to conflict and instability. The fear instantly disappears.