Increasing women and girls’ education contributes to higher economic growth. Increased educational attainment accounts for about 50 per cent of the economic growth in OECD countries over the past 50 years [3], of which over half is due to girls having had access to higher levels of education and achieving greater equality in the number of years spent in education between men and women [4]. But, for the majority of women, significant gains in education have not translated into better labour market outcomes [5] — See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/economic-empowerment/facts-and-figures#sthash.ZafwOWM1.dpuf

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