Policy Seminar: More skills for work and life: the contribution of families, schools, jobs, and the social context
21 Mar 2017
1300 New York Ave., NW, Washington DC, Room Andrés Bello 1, 9th floor, United States
Event open to the public (Light lunch will be provided)
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The IDB invites you
to the presentation of the 2016 CAF report More skills for work and life: the contribution of families,
schools, jobs, and the social context.
Lucila Berniell, Principal
Economist in the Socio-economic
Research Department at CAF, will present the book.
The report argues that skills are the foundation of
human capital. They are the tools that a person can use to effectively solve
problems and face new challenges, and they not only include knowledge or
abstract reasoning but also personality traits, beliefs, and even physical dexterities.
Having more skills implies getting a better job and being more productive,
being physically and mentally healthier, participating more actively in
society, and completing more years of education, among other aspects of
also emphasizes that skills for work and life are not only developed through
formal education. The family, the physical and social environment, and the
labor market are also contexts of crucial importance.
the presenter: Lucila Berniell is
a Research/Principal Economist in the Socio-economic
Research Department at CAF. In her research, she seeks to understand the
formation of human capital in developing countries, with the aim to help design
and evaluate public policies to foster skills development. She has worked on
education, health, entrepreneurship, and labor programs for the youth, and has
co-authored several academic articles and books on her fields of
specialization. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Universidad Carlos III de
Madrid (Spain). She is currently teaching at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and
at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina).
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