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Female Education and Health: Effects of Social Determinants on Economic Growth and Development

Shibu John, Prerna Singh

Citation Information : John S, Singh P. Female Education and Health: Effects of Social Determinants on Economic Growth and Development. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2017; 5 (2):84-88.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10035-1081

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

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Abstract

This study aims to discuss about girl’s education and health’s direct impact on economic growth. Education leads to higher social standing, independence, and greater autonomy in the decision-making process. Educated women will have greater control over family finances as they are more likely to spend discretionary resources on investments in human capital, such as health, education, and food. Desired millennium development goals cannot be achieved unless women are educated and are strengthened to take decisions about their own health in a suitable and conducive environment. This can only be attained by community-based demand side interventions for better education and maternal health. This study suggests that educated women were more likely to contribute to strengthen the economic growth of the nation than uneducated women. Female education level improves the health status of the family, which ultimately leads the economic growth and achievement of social development goals.


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