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Paternity Leave Might Boost Costa Rica’s Female Labor Participation

By Wendy Anders Women’s participation in Costa Rica’s private sector is disproportionately low in regards to their educational level, reported the country’s business daily El Financiero recently. While 66 percent of Costa Rican university graduates are women, the numbers are reversed in the private sector with only 30 percent of those employed women. This puts the productive sector at a competitive disadvantage, and gives the country a poor return overall on their investment in education. This was one of the main material expressions of gender inequality identified in the 2015-2016 Global Gender Gap Report presented in a public forum last…

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