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What Works in Girls' Education: Evidence for the World's Best Investment

GENE B. SPERLING ; REBECCA WINTHROP ; CHRISTINA KWAUK 2015

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  • Title:
    What Works in Girls' Education: Evidence for the World's Best Investment
  • Author: GENE B. SPERLING ; REBECCA WINTHROP ; CHRISTINA KWAUK
  • Subjects: Sociology ; Education ; Girls - Education - Developing countries ; Educational equalization ; Girls ; Women in development ; Educational assistance
  • Description: Hard-headed evidence on why the returns from investing in girls are so high that no nation or family can afford not to educate their girls. Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls' education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to poverty, custom, the law, or terrorist threats is just wrong and unimaginable. More than 1,000 studies have provided evidence that high-quality girls' education around the world leads to wide-ranging returns: Better outcomes in economic areas of growth and incomes Reduced rates of infant and maternal mortality Reduced rates of child marriage Reduced rates of the incidence of HIV/AIDS and malaria Increased agricultural productivity Increased resilience to natural disasters Women's empowerment What Works in Girls' Educationis a compelling work for both concerned global citizens, and any academic, expert, nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff member, policymaker, or journalist seeking to dive into the evidence and policies on girls' education.
  • Publisher: Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press
  • Creation Date: 2015
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN: 9780815728603
    ISBN: 0815728603
    EISBN: 9780815728627
    EISBN: 081572862X
    EISBN: 9780815728610
    EISBN: 0815728611
    DOI: 10.7864/j.ctt17w8hh8
    OCLC: 949429212
  • Source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved

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