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Bangladesh Nutrition: Girls Education

Research by Ahsanuzzaman evaluates the costs and benefits of girl’s secondary schooling as a means to mitigate child malnutrition. The analysis indicates that children whose mothers have completed secondary school are less likely to be stunted and underweight than those children whose mothers are illiterate. Consequently, a child’s nutritional status is improved through a mother’s education and subsequent knowledge on nutrition and health. Ahsanuzzaman’s analysis indicates that every Taka spent would generate a return to society of 6.4 Taka.