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ERIC Number: ED573220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-29
Pages: 335
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ISBN: 978-0-8157-2860-3
What Works in Girls' Education: Evidence for the World's Best Investment
Sperling, Gene B.; Winthrop, Rebecca
Brookings Institution Press
Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls' education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to poverty, custom, the law, or terrorist threats is just wrong and unimaginable. More than 1,000 studies have provided evidence that high-quality girls' education around the world leads to wide-ranging returns: (1) Better outcomes in economic areas of growth and incomes; (2) Reduced rates of infant and maternal mortality; (3) Reduced rates of child marriage; (4) Reduced rates of the incidence of HIV/AIDS and malaria; (5) Increased agricultural productivity; (6) Increased resilience to natural disasters; and (7) Women's empowerment. "What Works in Girls' Education" is a compelling work for both concerned global citizens, and any academic, expert, nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff member, policymaker, or journalist seeking to dive into the evidence and policies on girls' education. [This book was written with the assistance of Christina Kwauk. The Foreword is by Malala Yousafzai.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community; Practitioners
Language: English
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