To Beat Poverty, Invest in Women: Some Stats #hwhtw

October 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Thanks to World Pulse for sharing some interesting statistics on the state of women and girls in the world:

  • When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.
  • Out of the world’s 130 million out-of-school youth, 70 percent are girls.
  • Approximately one-quarter of girls in developing countries are not in school.
  • One-quarter to one-half of girls in developing countries become mothers before age 18; 14 million girls aged 15 to 19 give birth in developing countries each year.

Read the full article: http://www.worldpulse.com/node/45592

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