28 oct. 2016

Fields of education, gender and the labour market


Fields of education, gender and the labour market



The choice of field of education is rooted in the educational and personal experiences people have prior to reaching tertiary education. The acute gender segregation that is observed in some fields of education is likely to pave the way for grave imbalances in the labour market performance of men and women. Education fields with a larger share of women are typically associated with lower employment rates and lower earnings. However, even within the same field of education, employment rates and earnings are generally higher for men than for women. Inclusive labour markets and societies can only be achieved through long-term comprehensive and concerted actions.

25 oct. 2016

In case you haven’t heard…PISA 2015


n case you haven’t heard…


Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia and Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills share sample questions from PISA and discuss how PISA can impact education policy around the world.


by Andreas Schleicher Director, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills It’s (almost) that time again: . . .