“Economic takeoff usually occurs 60-70 years after 50 per cent of the population achieves literacy.
Moreover, the higher the average age of marriage for women, the faster literacy spreads.
The more time a woman has had to live alone and acquire knowledge, the stronger her desire and capacity to pass it on to her children.”
If giving women an equal chance at education and knowledge isn’t incentive enough on its own, maybe could we at least think about this economic incentive for bit? At least until the other reason sinks in?