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Hungry won’t do homework

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Hungry won’t do homework

How good is the German education-system really? Compared to other european countries we see that in Germany the social and economic situation of the parents still pretty much defines students educational success. This means: if parents are well-educated and earn a good income their children are probably going to excel. But what if they are not? Well, then the kids chance to become poor ar at 61%. Why that is, what poverty means for education and how this issue can be tackled you read in this article of EMERALD BERLIN.

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Poverty is such a girly thing

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Poverty is such a girly thing

“Globally, there are 122 women aged between 25 and 34 living in extreme poverty for every 100 men of the same age group. The global gender pay gap is 23%. Women’s labour force participation rate is 63% while that of men is 94%. And: Women are up to 11 percentage points more likely than men to report food insecurity.” - does this sound like an equal thing? We don`t think so. Poverty affects women more than men and is one of the main reasons, a lot of women still live in critical and dangerous situations all over the world. Read more about it in our newest blog post.

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