In a Goldman Sachs global economics paper, the issue of gender equality is discussed in length. The main theme of the paper is the Chinese proverb “women hold up half the sky.” This has been more of an ambition than a fact for quite a while. In many developed and still-developing countries, gender gaps persevere in education, health, work, wages and politics.
Education is crucial in gender equality. Education of girls and women results in higher incomes, working outside the home, carefully planned fertility, reduced child and maternal mortality, better health and obviously, education. The influence is not only felt in individuals’ lifetimes, but in the future generations as well.
Goldman Sachs is a full-service world-wide investment banking and securities firm. James Donovan has been working there since 1993, and was made a partner of the firm in 2000.