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Re: girls education and population

Administrative Note:

Week's Agenda: Population

I must mention the obvious. There is a strong correlation between small 
families and the education status of girls.In all societies wherever 
there has been a small family norm there has been a reasonably good 
achievement of literacy among girls.Investment in withdrawing children 
from work any type of work including the drudgery of domestic work and 
giving them an opportunity to go to schools cannot be a principle on 
which one can negotiate, By sending children especially girls to school 
the tradition of backwardness is broken. the age of marriage 
automatically gets extended. the parents dependence on the labour of 
girls is lessened.girls are enlightened and become more confident to 
take charge of their bodies and themselves.
it would be worthwhile discussing the impact of girls education on 
population control.

>From: Sanjeev Sabhlok <sabhlok@almaak.usc.edu>
>To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Subject: Some more stuff on Population

>Robinson (who is an Assistant Prof at USC) had actually written a joint
>paper with "our" own expert, T.N. Srinivasan, entitled:
>"Long-term Consequences of Population Growth: Technical Change, Natural
>Resources, and the Environment," with T.N. Srinivasan, Handbook of
>Population and Family Economics, M.R. Rosenzweig and O. Stark eds.
>(Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1995).
>Baland and Robinson (1996)(in the draft paper I cited earlier) also 
>out, "The aggregate evidence about the effects of population growth on
>economic development is ambiguous. The empirical evidence, extensively
>surveyed by Kelley (1988), Birdsall (1988) and Robinson and Srinivasan
>(1996), is that there is no robust relationship between population 
>and development one way or the other."
>I believe that with this, we simple folk can proceed a bit more
>confidently and safely forward by not changing the stance we developed 
>the manifesto last time. I have invited Prof.Robinson to join us as
>Advisor (he sits about 6 feet away from me in my neighboring room) and 
>hope he does that. Then we can get more authentic info as we build our
>work into a truly scientific 'manifesto' or 'agenda for change.'
>While we are writing a very brief document, it should be the 'state of 
>art' in terms of quality.
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