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What Are the Advantages of Educating Girls?

If you want to do something good for the society, educate a girl who comes from an underprivileged family. This advice is for all who earn a little more than what they need for leading a comfortable life. You will not need to spend a lot of money for educating a poor girl; the only thing you will need is the intent of doing some good work. Read on to learn how some people with good intent and the zeal of improving the society have been successful in increasing global population of educated girls. The discussion below will also educate you about the benefits of educating girls.

As mentioned above, some social workers are working incessantly to send more and more girls to school and ensuring that they do not stop going to school midway. The scenario is the same in the majority of the developing nations of the world. The hard work of these people has finally started to show results. A recently conducted survey has revealed that enrollments of girls at primary schools have increased significantly since 2000. In Africa, the number has increased by 20%; in North Africa and Middle East, the number has increased by 10% and in South Asia, the number has increased by 15%. This is truly big news for people who care for the society. In the section below, we have discussed about the benefits of educating girls.

A series of studies conducted by World Bank has revealed that every year of primary education gives a person the ability of learning up to 15% more than what he or she would have earned before completing the extra year in school. These numbers clearly show that when a girl gets educated she achieves the ability of learning more. The more inspiring fact is that educated girls coming from underprivileged families usually earn more than educated boys belonging to the same strata of the society.

Another study carried out recently has put up numbers that clearly shows a person's ability of increasing costs by up to 25% after spending a year at the secondary school. This statement stands true both for girls and boys.

The above discussion clearly shows that education is the only tool that can help underprivileged individuals to increase their yearly income. Illiterate or uneducated women need to work at factories, agricultural fields and farms; even in these places, they are expected to carry out jobs that do not require the workers to be educated. The amount of money women get by performing such jobs is pretty low. The only way of getting jobs that pay well is going to a school and completing primary or secondary education.

Source by Mehul G Brahmbhatt

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