La Educación y la Economía Familiar en Tiempos de Covid-19

Translated title of the contribution: Education and the Family Economy in Times of Covid-19

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On a global scale, this pandemic has revealed difficult and painful situations. In the workplace, dozens of faceless and nameless individuals are fighting their own war (mostly informal workers), who struggle between the uncertainty of letting their families starve to death due to the lack of daily income or going out to look for it at the risk of becoming infected and being sources of contamination for others. This context definitely has a negative impact on society and on the global, national, local and family economy. Ecuador is a country with great natural wealth, but with a strong economic crisis dragging on for several decades, which has been accentuated by the situation left by the pandemic. The fall in the price of Ecuadorian oil: in March 2020 it was quoted at an average of USD 23.0 per barrel, while the previous year a price per barrel of USD 51.3 was forecast for this period. This situation was further aggravated when the price of the WTI (West Texas Intermediate) barrel plummeted internationally in April 2020, reaching its lowest levels in almost 20 years, due to the strong contraction in worldwide demand caused by a global economic slowdown (Banco Central del Ecuador, 2020).
Translated title of the contributionEducation and the Family Economy in Times of Covid-19
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Title of host publicationCovida-20: una coalición educativa para enfrentar la pandemia
PublisherPearson Education
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-607-32-5527-1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Covid-19
  • Covida
  • Pandemic

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 111A Education


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