Saturday, October 29, 2016


Women with higher levels of education have fewer children, are more likely to give birth for the first time later in life, and to have children more than two years apart.
Specifically, reducing the number of girls giving birth before age 17 would promote healthier, smaller families. If all women had a primary education, early births could fall by 10 percent. If all women had a secondary education, early births could fall by 59 percent by the age of 15 to 18.*

* UNESCO. 2014c. Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All—EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/4. Paris: UNESCO.
-UNPD (United Nations Population Division). 2011. World Population Prospects: The 2010 Revision. New York: UNPD. P%202010%20publications.htm.
- ICF International. 2012. STATcompiler: Building Tables with DHS Data. Calverton, Md.: ICF International. Available at

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