New PRC Research Brief! "Improving Women’s Education Improves Maternal Health: Evidence from Peru"

Thu, July 6, 2017
New PRC Research Brief!
New PRC Research Brief.

Abigail Weitzman has published a new PRC Research Brief entitled "Improving Women’s Education Improves Maternal Health: Evidence from Peru."

Maternal mortality in Peru declined over 70 percent between 1990 and 2015. Women’s education levels rose during the same period. This brief indicates that Peruvian women’s rising education levels contributed to falling maternal mortality rates by reducing the risk of maternal complications and increasing the use of modern contraception and reproductive healthcare.

Read the full brief here.

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