Friday, September 17, 2010

Groundbreaking Study Released Today


Groundbreaking study released today: for every year of primary education that women receive the under 5 mortality rate drops 10%!

Groundbreaking findings are released today in a study in The Lancet. Researchers found that:

For every year of education that women in developing countries get the under five mortality rate drops 10%!

The mother’s education has a greater impact on child survival than economic household characteristics or increasing income.

Mother’s education is a more decisive influence than the education of the father.

The impact goes beyond just the children of an educated woman: the study found that children of poorly educated mothers are also less likely to die in areas where overall female educational attainment is higher.

Read the articles here:

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)61417-1/fulltext

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)61257-3/fulltext

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