Progress for Children: Wealth Gap is Killing the Future, Too #progressforchildren #weathgapchildren

Common sense and it’s still reality?

Providing girls with an education helps break the cycle of poverty: educated women are less likely to marry early and against their will; less likely to die in childbirth; more likely to have healthy babies; and more likely to send their children to school. When all children have access to a quality education it creates opportunities that influence generations to come.


Data from 1990 and
projected to 2015 show:
Children from the poorest quintile are
two times as likely to die before their
fifth birthday as children from the
richest households.
Across regions, children from the
poorest households are far less likely
to achieve minimum learning standards
than those from the richest.
In most sub-Saharan African countries,
girls from the poorest households
remain most disadvantaged in terms
of school participation.
Adolescent girls are disproportionately
affected by HIV, accounting for nearly
two thirds of all new HIV infections
among adolescents in 2013.
Disparities in maternal health are
persistent and profound. Women in the
richest quintile were almost three times
as likely to deliver with a skilled health
attendant as women in the poorest
quintile. This disparity has not changed
in 15 years.
Over the course of about two decades,
the gap in global levels of child marriage
between women from the richest
and poorest quintiles has dramatically
of people living
in extreme poverty are
18 years old or under
Female youths are more
likely to be illiterate than
male youths
The poorest children are
more likely to be out of
school than the richest
reduction in
maternal mortality ratio
since 1990
reduction in new
HIV infections (0–14 years
old) since 2001
The poorest children are
more likely to die before
age 5 than the richest
of people who
still use surface water
live in rural areas
reduction in the
number of under-five
Girls account for nearly 2/3
of all new HIV infections
among adolescents (15–19
years old)
The richest women are
more likely to give birth
with a skilled attendant
than the poorest

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