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Policy Seminar: More skills for work and life: the contribution of families, schools, jobs, and the social context

Date: 21 Mar 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: 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 personal wellbeing.

The book 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.

About 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).  




Contact information: research@iadb.org

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