With 7 Billion People, Facts Are No Longer Optional

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With 7 Billion People, Facts Are No Longer Optional

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:00am

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Almost half of the population of Pakistan is under the age of 19. Think about that for a moment; what would life be like here, if half the people in this country were under 20? When you dig deeper into Pakistan’s numbers you see that only 21%, so 1 in 5, of their 42 million young people is enrolled in secondary education. And of these, only 43% are girls. Certain patterns begin to take shape when you now overlay economic impact data onto this education data. You see, for example, that each year of secondary schooling increases girls’ future wages by 10 to 20 percent. This compares positively to the 5 to 15 percent increase that an extra year of schooling gives the boys. So the facts are very clear; Pakistan needs to invest in girls’ education to support the economic well-being of the country. No rhetoric required - an analysis of the numbers shows which way to go.
 
 
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