Sunday, October 23, 2016

1, PROMOTES ECONOMIC GROWTH


Investing in education, especially girls' education, increases economic and agricultural productivity and therefore contributes to economic growth.
Increasing the number of women completing secondary education by just 1 percent could increase
a country's economic growth by 0.3 percent. But even more significantly, increasing the number of people with strong literacy and numeracy scores can increase growth by a full 2 percent*

*Dollar, David and Roberta Gatti. 1999. “Gender inequality, income, and growth: Are good times good for women?” Policy Research Report on Gender and Development, Working Paper No. 1. Washington, DC: The World Bank*

*Dollar, David and Roberta Gatti. 1999. “Gender inequality, income, and growth: Are good times good for women?” Policy Research Report on Gender and Development, Working Paper No. 1. Washington, DC: The World Bank. Hanushek, et al. 2015. “Returns to Skills Around the World: Evidence from PIAAC.” European Economic Review 73: 103-130.

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