May 21, 2018
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Quality of education is a key indicator of the development of a country. Access to schooling and literacy rates show the level of educated and informed citizens a country has. Ethopia had a 49% literacy rate in 2015, however youth literacy rates at the same year were much higher, at 69,5%.

If we separate this data by gender, adult literacy for women is set at 41.1%, whilst for young women is at 67.8%. Both men and women now attend more school and are more literate, and these have effects on family compositions and lifestyle.

Luke Chicoine, Assistant Professor at the Depa...

May 07, 2018
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Rapid urbanization throughout the world has shown that people escape rural areas in search for better lives. The Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative estimates that one third of the population is poor. However, this ratio more than doubles in rural areas to 71.4%. Approximately three out of every four persons living in a small town or village are poor. What are the factors that influence the large gap in income between rural and urban ...

March 13, 2018
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Mabini is a small, southern region of the Philippines. As of 2015, its population was of 46,000. By then, 13% of its residents had migrated to Italy.

After the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, the Philippine peso depreciated and many locals decided to migrate for a better future. Today about 2% of Filipinos work overseas and send back remittances to one quarter of all households in the country. They are present in over 174 countries, with the clear majority being in Saudi Arabia (42%). 

Dean Yang, Professor in the Department of Economics and the Ford School of Public Po...

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