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Submitted by Qaiser Khan on

The role of female secondary education in the health and economic achievements in Bangladesh needs to be emphasized. Looking at the last three DHS surveys, it is clear that mother's secondary education trumps over family wealth achievements in health, nutrition and fertility reduction. The proprortion of mothers with secondary education has risen sharply in the last two decades and this is the result of direct policy intervention. Before CCTs became popular all over the world, Bangladesh standard its female secondary scholarship program in the early 1990s which provided cash stipends plus other incentives for girls to stay in school. This reflects a strong commitment to girls education from both sides of a sharp political divide.