Learning out of Poverty

Infographic: Learning out of Poverty

Learning out of Poverty

Education is foundational to human development and has a clear multiplier effect with benefits in health, broad-based economic growth and poverty reduction.

  • A child born to an educated mother is more than 2 times as likely to survive to age five.
  • Educated mothers are 50% more likely to immunize their children than mothers without an education.
  • Every extra year of school increases productivity by 10-30%
  • Individual earnings increase by 10% for each year of school complicated.
  • A girl who completes basic education is 3 times less likely to contract HIV/AIDS.
  • Educated women re-invest 90% of their income in their family. Men invest 30-40%.

But still Today

  • 1 in 4 women around the world cannot read this sentence
  • Girls make up 53% of the children out of school
  • 98% of people who can't read live in developing countries

Last updated: July 08, 2015

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