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November 13, 2008

The Girl Effect – Breaking the cycle of Poverty

Filed under: Expression — Tags: , , , , , — The Insight @ 11:41 am

The Girl EffectWhen women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.
(Phil Borges, with foreword by Madeleine Albright, Women Empowered: Inspiring Change in the Emerging World [New York: Rizzoli, 2007], 13.)

” • An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10 to 20 percent. An extra year of secondary school: 15 to 25 percent.
(George Psacharopoulos and Harry Anthony Patrinos, “Returns to Investment in Education: A Further Update,” Policy Research Working Paper 2881 [Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2002].)

• Research in developing countries has shown a consistent relationship between better infant and child health and higher levels of schooling among mothers.

(George T. Bicego and J. Ties Boerma, “Maternal Education and Child Survival: A Comparative Study of Survey Data from 17 Countries,” Social Science and Medicine 36 (9) [May 1993]: 1207–27.)

These eyeopener statisitics are the outcome of “The Girl Effect,” theory.The Girl Effect, is a web site created by the Nike Foundation and  NoVo Foundation to educate people about how important is to educate girls and empower them. Its a really nice video .

This is really a powerful video to bring social change .Even Google’s official blog google.orghas also taken initiative to spread this.


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