Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/612989
Title:
HOW THE LET GIRLS LEARN INITIATIVE CAN IMPACT WOMEN’S HEALTH
Author:
HADDON, ANGELA JENSEN
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study’s intent is to show a positive association between women’s health and women’s education due to the recent introduction of the Let Girls Learn initiative. Health and education indicators in five countries that have implemented Let Girls Learn programs were compared to five countries that have not. The ten countries were otherwise similar in terms of economy, health, and education at baseline. Data was collected for life expectancy, infant Mortality Rate, maternal mortality rate, rate of Cesarean-section, and the ratio of female to male children with less than two years of schooling over a time period of approximately fifteen years for each country. An unpaired t-test was then performed on each indicator for both categories of countries to compare their mean changes over time. A significantly greater improvement in the countries that have implemented Let Girls Learn initiatives was found for infant mortality rate. More research on additional women’s health and women’s education indicators over a longer period of time is needed in order to conclude that the Let Girls Learn initiative is positively associated with improved women’s health outcomes.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Public Health
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Brown, Heidi

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleHOW THE LET GIRLS LEARN INITIATIVE CAN IMPACT WOMEN’S HEALTHen_US
dc.creatorHADDON, ANGELA JENSENen
dc.contributor.authorHADDON, ANGELA JENSENen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis study’s intent is to show a positive association between women’s health and women’s education due to the recent introduction of the Let Girls Learn initiative. Health and education indicators in five countries that have implemented Let Girls Learn programs were compared to five countries that have not. The ten countries were otherwise similar in terms of economy, health, and education at baseline. Data was collected for life expectancy, infant Mortality Rate, maternal mortality rate, rate of Cesarean-section, and the ratio of female to male children with less than two years of schooling over a time period of approximately fifteen years for each country. An unpaired t-test was then performed on each indicator for both categories of countries to compare their mean changes over time. A significantly greater improvement in the countries that have implemented Let Girls Learn initiatives was found for infant mortality rate. More research on additional women’s health and women’s education indicators over a longer period of time is needed in order to conclude that the Let Girls Learn initiative is positively associated with improved women’s health outcomes.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Healthen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Heidien
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