Protection Of Women’s Economic, Social Rights Linked To Healthier Populations, Study Shows

The Telegraph: Protecting women’s rights is linked to a healthier population, research finds
“…A study in the BMJ Open journal found that protecting women’s rights leads to faster development and better health outcomes for men and women in both developing and developed countries. The study, based on data from 162 countries between 2004 and 2010, found that vaccination rates, reproductive health, death rates, life expectancy, and disease prevention rates were consistently better than average in countries where women’s rights were highly respected. This has a positive knock-on effect on development, the report says, because healthy people are better able to participate in the economy…” (Newey, 7/18).