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When 10% more #girls go 2school a country’s GDP can be expected 2rise by 3% on average. @Maria_bell ...

When 10% more #girls go 2school a country’s GDP can be expected 2rise by 3% on average. @Maria_bell ...

The change is investing in women. When 10 percent more girls go to school, a country’s GDP can be expected to rise by 3 percent on average , while reducing barriers to females entering the work force in the US, Europe, and Japan could lead to a GDP increase of up to 16 percent . The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization notes that if women have the same access to land and resources as men, their crops can be far more productive, reducing the number of hungry in the world by up to 150 million and helping to achieve Millennium Development Goal One to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. In North Africa and the Middle East, studies show that increasing women in the workforce could dramatically bolster household incomes, and as a result change expenditure patterns (more on food and education, less on alcohol and tobacco) and improve child survival rates, nutrition, and educa...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/06/case-investing-women/

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