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Social Inequality and the Educational System in Paraguay

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

The New School, The Orozco Room, 7th floor, Room 712 66 West 12th Street, New York, New York

This seminar features Professor Ortiz, who holds a PhD in sociology from the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in France and an MA in social sciences from FLACSO in Mexico. His research focuses on processes of social inequality in Paraguay, concentrating on the relationship between education, social welfare, and labor inequalities. He is currently completing research on education inequality in the metropolitan territory of Asunción (the capital of Paraguay) that will be published this year. Ortiz is a Visiting Scholar at the Observatory on Latin America (OLA)        2018–2019

Presented by: Alberto Minujin, Adjunt Professor, Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs. Director of Equity for Children at The New School.

Ortiz’ research focuses on the processes of demographic and socioeconomic change that have taken place in Paraguay over the last 30 years. These changes have two main characteristics: the general increase in school enrollment of the Paraguayan population and the persistence of social inequality. This research explains that an educational reform at the beginning of this period played an important role in expanding access to education for the entire population. However, in the face of an increasing concentration of the income, the promise of "equality of opportunities" is not being fulfilled. Acute social inequalities question the possibility of satisfying these demands, which opens a series of questions about the relationship between education and the social structure in the country during the next decade.

The event will be in Spanish
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required, please RSVP Eventbrite

Presented by the Observatory on Latin America at The School of Public Engagement 

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