Absent teachers, lack of incentives and low standards force Indians, rich and poor, into the private sector Armal Ali lives in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh , India . The family of 11 occupy a ... Education News, 6 days ago
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When the U.N. General Assembly adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948, it essentially stipulated the right for all people to a decent job with decent pay and social protection in the case of temporary unemployment that ...Huffington Post, 1 week ago
Devaki Jain / Deepshika Bhateja | Mail Today | New Delhi,March 4, 2014| UPDATED09:36 IST The news that three of India's women chief ministers Mamata Banerjee, Jayalalithaa and Mayawati (now ex-chief minister) - had opted out of joining the ...India Today, 1 week ago
ATLANTA--Protected natural areas in Costa Rica reduced poverty by 16 percent in neighboring communities, mainly by encouraging ecotourism, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Although ...Brightsurf Science News, 2 weeks ago
The Obama White House is co-hosting a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) workshop on big data as part of an administration effort to analyze how to collect and use complex data for public policy. It comes as little surprise that the ...Daily Caller, 2 weeks ago
Krzysztof Czyzewski and Saul Friedlander share annual prize with five other laureates noted for 'outstanding achievements.' The Dan David Foundation announced on Tuesday the 2014 laureates of the Dan David Prize, which has been awarded since 2002 ...Haaretz, 1 month ago
Acknowledgment of the problem, from the very top of the hierarchy down to the district administration, will be essential if teachers are going to be persuaded to take teaching seriously. This year's Annual State of Education Report needs to be ...Indian Express, 1 month ago
Economists have found that large-scale infrastructure investments tend to increase economic growth and reduce poverty. However, there has been relatively little research on the effects of smaller, more targeted investment projects. This column ...Vox, 1 month ago
Since China is growing rapidly, one might expect Chinese households to borrow against their future income. In fact, Chinese households save 30.5% of their income compared to about 5% in OECD countries. This column discusses recent research linking ...Vox, 1 month ago
Under incoming Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the United States Federal Reserve Bank will begin to "taper" its program of "Quantitative Easing" or "QE". Under QE, the Fed every month buys billions of U.S. Treasury bonds and other Federal ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
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