See the girl as the solution: The Girl Effect

You can see the simple concept in the related vids above or at The Girl Effect website. Be sure to click through to The Girl Effect’s YouTube channel to see some of the other videos.

The Girl EffectThe Ripple Effect (stats from United Nations and other organizations)

  • 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. ( Population Fund, State of World Population 1990.)
  • An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10-20%. 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% of it into their families, as compared to only 30% to 40% for a man.
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