a quick look at the positive impact of education
Children’s health Women’s health Violence against women
For each additional year of mothers’ education, a child spends an extra
0.32 years in school. For girls the benefit is slightly larger. If all women completed primary education in low and lower-middle income countries, the underfive mortality rate would fall by 15%. If all women completed secondary education, it would fall by 49%, equal to around 2.8m lives saved a year. If all women completed primary education, there would be 66% fewer maternal deaths, saving 189 000 lives per year. If all girls completed primary school in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia, the number of girls getting married by age 15 would fall by 14%; with secondary education,
64% fewer girls would get married.