Finding the right balance for immigration to Brazil
If we look from the country perspective, is it always an advantage having foreigners? Well, not always. We just have to remember the genocide suffered by indigenous people in all Americas. However, over time, immigrants came to Brazil and helped build a country. Nowadays, the country began to receive both low and high skilled workers, like Haitians and Germans. How are their lives here?
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Global Migration: Changing the way we define our identity?
When my parents moved to Australia with me as a screaming baby in tow, the situation in Sudan was dire, true, but it was much more an economic and socio-political decision rather than one of safety. This type of migration is increasingly common, particularly to a migration based nation such […]
Women in the Workforce: More to it than just numbers.
The questions of women in the workforce and how that affects society’s fabric have been posed since the early days of the feminist movement. The question of what is gained – or lost – as women assume a larger role in a country’s economic burden is not so much just about the […]
The Challenge of Aging – Interview with Aubrey de Grey
Aubrey de Grey is one of the world’s foremost voices on bio-gerontology. He may also be the only gerontologist whose work MIT would pay to see proven wrong; the university’s Technology Review has offered a prize to anyone who disproves his theories. Dr. de Grey was a scientist at Cambridge […]
Economic imperatives and demographic shifts worldwide necessitate ever greater participation by women in the worldwide workforce. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, our bloggers share their views on this trend – what is gained, and what, if anything, is lost?