Melinda Gates op-ed: When money flows into the hands of women, everything changes — Quartz    

written by Melinda Gates. added 12 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

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First, their families benefit. One in three married women in the poorest countries have no say over major household purchases. Research shows, however, that women are much more likely than men to buy things that set their families on a pathway out of poverty, like nutritious food, health care, and education. In Niger, for example, when women had more financial autonomy, their families ate more meat and fish. One of the most astonishing statistics I’ve seen is that when a mother has control over her family’s money, her children are 20% more likely to survive.

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