It is a proven fact that many of the potential impacts of education on development outcomes apply to both boys and girls. When a child boy or girl is not allowed to complete education or does not learn what is needed to function productively as an adult, potential costs are high for boys and girls alike in terms of capacity building and thereby in lost earnings. Besides, occupation isolation by gender between paid and unpaid work and types of employment and sectors, also lead to especially high potential costs for girls. It is also worth mentioning that girls and women in the context of fragility and violence are especially helpless to the consequences of low educational attainment.
Consequences of Not Educating Girls
- Poor educational level results in the poor skill that ultimately jeopardizes the potential for better earning in adulthood.
- They are not allowed to shape their lives according to their own will.
- They are put on to marry at an early age, and they become victims of domestic violence.
- They have little or no say in family matter decisions.
- They often face unfairness in society.
- Lack of education disempowers girls in ways that deprive them of their fundamental rights.
- Low educational attainment reduces expected earnings in adulthood, and it depresses labor force involvement, leading to lower standards of living.
- At the country level, the illiteracy of girls can lead to significant losses in national income and wealth.
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is a campaign that was launched by our prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015. This campaign chiefly targets the areas in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Bihar.
The objective of this initiative:
- Prevention of gender-biased sex-selective elimination
- Ensuring the survival and protection of the girl child
- Ensuring education and participation of girl child
It aims to deal with the issue of deteriorating child sex ratio image and is running by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
When girls and women are better educated, they may be better able to assess the quality of the basic services they rely on and the quality of their country’s institutions and leaders.