Investments In Adolescent Health, Education Can Prompt Up To Tenfold Returns, Lancet Study Shows

Devex: Investments in health and education of adolescents can bring huge returns
“Channeling funds into the well-being, health, and education of adolescents can bring huge benefits — and up to a tenfold return on investment — a new report has found. There are 1.2 billion adolescents alive today — which represents the largest generation of this age group in history, according to a new report by The Lancet commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund, released [Thursday]. … The Lancet estimates a $4.60 per person per year investment in programs to improve outcomes for adolescents could bring a tenfold economic boost…” (Edwards, 4/21).

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