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Сэтгэлийн хат болон хувь хүний ур чадварыг тив дамнан хөгжүүлэх нь

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Жаахан хүүхэд байхдаа би хэдэн жилийн туршид Улаанбаатар хотын захад байрлах тариалангийн талбайд ах эгчтэйгээ хүнсний ногоо тарихад нь ээждээ тусалж өссөн. Өдөр шөнийг үл харгалзан намрын бүтэн ургацын төлөө хичээнгүйлэн ажиллах ээжийгээ хараад би хөгжиж буй оронд эмэгтэй агрономич байх ямар их сорил байхын зэрэгцээгээр ямар агуу үр шимтэй ажил болохыг ойлгосон. Дөрвөн хүүхдээ өсгөж хүмүүжүүлж гэрийн ажлаа зохицуулахын зэрэгцээгээр ээж маань Монголын эрс тэс уур амьсгал болоод талбайн тонуул, хэрэглээний багж, хөдөө аж ахуйн үйлчилгээний дутагдмал байдал зэрэг ямар ч саадтай нүүр тулсан бууж өгөлгүй тэмцсээр ирсэн.

Empowering adolescent girls in East Asia and the Pacific to protect, build human capital

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Some recipients of a scholarship given to young girls in Cambodia at the end of primary school. The program has had a significant effect on girls’ secondary enrollment. (photo by Deon Filmer)

Those of us who have had the pleasure of raising an adolescent girl – and survived the experience – might blanch at the thought of a program to stimulate education that gave her, rather than the doting parent, a grant equivalent to 3% of the family’s average per capita monthly consumption. And yet, that’s exactly what a policy experiment, conducted by my friend Berk Ozler and other researchers, did in Malawi. What’s more, they found that raising these girl-targeted cash transfers increased school attendance much more than raising those given to parents.

Empowering women with resources has long been recognized as a powerful weapon to safeguard investments in human capital. Research has shown that transfers to women have a more powerful effect than to men in raising school attendance and ensuring that kids are immunized. But more recent research, like Berk et al.’s, is showing that policies aimed directly at adolescent girls and young women may have an even greater effect, not only in encouraging schooling but in ensuring reproductive health. Pascaline Dupas’ policy experiment in Kenya showed that simply giving young women information showing that older men were more likely to be HIV-positive led them to eschew partnering with ‘sugar daddies’.