Increased educational attainment and its effect on child mortality in 175 countries between 1970 and 2009: a systematic analysis
Author(s)/Editor(s): Gakidou E, Cowling K, Lozano and Murray CJL
Publisher/Organizer: The Lancet
Publication date: Volume 376, Issue 9745, 18 September 2010
Number of pages: 15
The substantial increase in education, especially of women, and the reversal of the gender gap have important implications not only for health but also for the status and roles of women in society. The continued increase in educational attainment even in some of the poorest countries suggests that rapid progress in terms of Millennium Development Goal 4 might be possible.