Sunday, November 6, 2016


Educating women and girls improves their agency and empowers them. For example, women with higher levels of education are less likely to accept domestic violence, more likely to have control over household resource decisions, and have greater freedom to move about on their own. In a study of one African country, for every additional year of school a woman completed she was 10 percent less likely to believe domestic abuse is acceptable*

* Mocan, Naci H., and Colin Cannonier. 2012. Empowering Women through Education: Evidence from Sierra Leone. NBER Working Paper w18016. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research. doi: 10.3386/w18016.

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