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December 6, 2019

Colombia | The world still has much to do for the quality of education

They published the results of the PISA 2018 tests which are a great indicator of the abilities of students from 79 countries in the world in reading, mathematics, and science. These show great challenges for countries of all income levels but also give hope for those who are not doing so well.

July 1, 2019

Human capital in the era of digital disruption

Recently, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and the Fundación Santillana presented the “OECD Skills Strategy 2019” report, drafted under the supervision of Montserrat Gomendio, Head of the OECD's Centre for Skills.

June 15, 2018

Colombia | Colombian education with the OECD

Colombia’s entry into the OECD, which was announced a couple of weeks ago, is good news, as I said in a previous column, both for what we have done and what we are going to do to look good in the photo of the countries with best practices.

April 2, 2018

The education level of the population of Spain and its regions. Update to 2016

Using data from the Economically Active Population Survey (EPA), this study expands the annual series on the education level of the population of Spain and its regions up to 2016 that were created by de la Fuente and Doménech (2016) for the period between 1960 and 2011.

March 16, 2018

Colombia | It’s not just going to school: it’s going to learn and build up human capital

It’s been some time since I last read a title of a study that I like and share so much: “Learning to make the promise of education come true.”

February 26, 2015

El nivel educativo de la población en España y sus regiones: 1960-2011

En este trabajo se construyen series anuales del nivel educativo de la población para España y sus regiones durante el período 1960-2011 utilizando la información que proporcionan los censos de población. Estas series actualizan y mejoran las elaboradas en de la Fuente y Doménech (2006). JEL: I20, R10, O40.

December 18, 2014

Migrating as a professional?

The United Nations has decided to proclaim 18 December International Migrants Day. The organization estimates there are close to 232 million migrants in the world, of whom 11.7 million were born in Mexico (5.0%). The search for better economic and living conditions is driving international migration, which is targeted mainl…