Category ArchiveEducation

Afritopiconomics

The integration and adoption of new technologies in diverse industries and services have changed world economics and human way of life. The world economics today is not the same as it was 5 decades ago. While the once undisputable economic power of the world, USA,

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Alarming Trend: Yoruba Children do not Speak/Understand Yoruba

There is an awkward trend in parenting and education in the modern Yoruba family. New generations of Yoruba children who do not speak or understand the Yoruba language are emerging in different countries around the world and most shamefully in Nigeria. Children born to Yoruba parents and raised in Nigeria do not speak Yoruba because their parents prefer

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Africa Untwined

Where do African countries stand today in the world economy? Does the adopted third world, developing countries classification remain indisputable? While some countries including Brazil,

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Gender, Competitiveness and Career Choices

Gender differences in education and labor market outcomes, though greatly reduced, have remained ubiquitous. To understand gender differences in these outcomes, psychological attributes are commonly discussed as potential explanations. While the last decade saw a flurry of laboratory research documenting gender differences in psychological attributes, there has been no satisfactory direct evidence linking them to education and labor market outcomes. To address this gap, this paper examines how education is associated with a measure of competitiveness, which is an attribute for which large gender differences in the laboratory have been widely documented (see Croson and Gneezy, 2009 and Niederle and Vesterlund, 2011). Through in-class experiments we collected data on the competitiveness of high school students which we merged with information about their subsequent education choices. With this data we demonstrate that competitiveness significantly correlates

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Freelancing as a Career Option

Freelancing as a Career

Freelancing as a Career

Home bound workers can either consider telecommuting or freelancing. While telecommuting may keep you out of your home for some hours a week, online freelancing is a good way to make money if you are forced to stay at home. For example, homemakers, part-time students, retired folk, or others who wish to supplement their income from jobs or businesses can all consider freelancing.Freelance Skill Sets.

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