Friday, June 6, 2008

The Girl Effect

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Here's some stuff from their website. They had citations to prove each fact, but I removed them here for easy reading. If you want the proof or to see the whole document, it's at

The Ripple Effect:
• When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2
fewer children.
• An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to 20 percent. An extra year of secondary school:
15 to 25 percent.
• Research in developing countries has shown a consistent relationship between better infant and child health and higher levels
of schooling among mothers.
• When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.

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