Not educating girls costs USD 15-30 trillion: World Bank
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Washington, July 12 Not educating girls or creating barriers in their school education globally costs between USD 15 trillion to USD 30 trillion, the World Bank said on Thursday. Less than two thirds of girls in low-income countries complete primary school and only one in three girls completes lower secondary school, the World Bank said in a new report 'Missed Opportunities: The High Cost of Not Educating Girls' on the eve of the United Nations Malala Day. "The loss in human capital wealth incurred today because many adult women did not benefit in their youth from universal secondary education (defined as 12 years of schooling) is estimated to range between USD 15 trillion to USD 30 trillion globally," the report said. On an average, women who have a secondary education are more likely to work and they earn almost twice as much as those with no education, it said. Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Laureate, who was shot in head by the Taliban militants for camp
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