Latin American and Caribbean Women: Better Educated, Lower Paid

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 03:00
Even with more education than men, women are still concentrated in lower-paid occupations such as teaching, health care or the service sector. When comparing men and women of the same age and educational level, men earn 17 percent more than women in Latin America.

The IDB, a partner of Colombia in development

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 03:00
Since the mid-1990s the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been the leading source of multilateral financing for Colombia. Over the last 50 years, the IDB has approved more than US$14.8 billion in loans and non-refundable technical cooperation projects for Colombia. Throughout its history, the IDB has supported the Colombian government and private sector in key development areas such as infrastructure, state modernization and reform, small and medium enterprise, agriculture, energy, climate change and environmental protection.

Youth get training to change course of life

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 03:00
Jose Luis Pereira, 26 years old, is the older of six siblings who live in Carabayllo, a suburb of recent expansion and one of the poorest districts of the Peruvian capital. About 150,000 people live there in poverty amidst a lack good employment opportunities.

Mainstreaming technical training for low-income women

Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 03:00
Many poor women in Latin America have trouble entering the labor market. A pilot program to increase women's employability in the region has strengthened training for women in technical schools and improved the quality, opportunities and gender equity in technical training and in the labor market.

The price of motherhood

Thursday, September 4, 2003 - 03:00
Do women pay a price for being mothers? In developed countries, the answer is yes. Several studies show that women with children in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States earn lower salaries than women without children, despite equal levels of education and work experience.

Gender wage gaps

Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 03:00
In 1999 a working mother in Brazil with 11 years of schooling earned 3.05 reais per hour while her male counterpart, with the same qualifications, earned an average salary of 4.52 reais. The case of Brazil is not an exception in Latin America. Although in some countries, such as Bolivia, the wage gender gap is not so evident, men receive better salaries than women for the same job.