Putting More Kids in Classrooms Around the World

Putting More Kids in Classrooms Around the World

powerful realities for developing countries: 

  • A girl with an extra year of primary school education can earn 20 percent more as an adult. (World Bank)
  • For every year of school completed, individual earnings increase by 10 percent. (USAID)
  • Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married as children. (National Academies Press)
  • Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school. (UNICEF)
  • A child born to a literate mother is 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5. (UNESCO)
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