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.
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