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What works in girls' education : evidence for the world's best investment

Author: Gene B Sperling; Malala Yousafzai; Rebecca Winthrop
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2015.
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Hard-headed evidence on why the returns from investing in girls are so high that no nation or family can afford not to educate their girls. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gene B Sperling; Malala Yousafzai; Rebecca Winthrop
ISBN: 9780815728610 0815728611
OCLC Number: 949429212
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed May 09, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright Information --
Table of Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Foreword --
Introduction --
The World's Best Investment: Girls' Education --
Glass Half Full: There Has Been Real Progress, But A Girls' Education Crisis Remains --
What Works: A Catalogue of Evidence on Addressing Girls' Education Needs --
Five Compelling Challenges for the Next Decade --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Gene B. Sperling, Rebecca Winthrop, and Malala Yousafzai.

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Hard-headed evidence on why the returns from investing in girls are so high that no nation or family can afford not to educate their girls. 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: Better outcomes in economic areas of growth and incomes Reduced rates of infant and maternal mortality Reduced rates of child marriage Reduced rates of the incidence of HIV/AIDS and malaria Increased agricultural productivity Increased resilience to natural disasters 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.

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