Women Making Substantial Progress in Educational Attainment in Latin America

A new report from the World Bank shows that women have made tremendous progress in educational attainment and in the employment sector throughout Latin America. The report, entitled Work and Family: Latin American and Caribbean Women in Search of a New Balance, was prepared by Laura Chioda of the World Bank, who previously was an assistant professor of economics at Princeton University.

The study found that there is almost universal enrollment for girls in elementary education in Latin America, which is not the case in many areas of the developing world. The study found that female enrollments outpace male enrollments in secondary education as well as in colleges and universities. The data shows that women in Latin America are more successful in completing college than men. Overall, women born after 1980 have an average of 0.25 more years or education than men in the same age group.

Yet despite educational advancement, the report documents that women in Latin America still face huge obstacles in their quest for equality.

Below is a video discussing the World Bank report.

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