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Studying the Economy of Education. The impact of education investments and initiatives on the future of a country.

Many companies are managed by using trends and do their futurology exercises to foressee strategies. Education should be seen as an economic strategy for a Nation moreover than a right. That´s the awarness we need.

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    May 12 2011: Education is invaluable. Not only does it allow humans to satisfy our carnal desire for knowledge, but the benefits are far more widespread than self-gratification. Consider what are some of the world's greatest problems today: a rapidly rising population, unsustainable lifestyles, climate change, poverty, corruption, so on and so forth. The list is endless, but with education, particularly the education of women, it can be shortened considerably.
    Take the world's population crisis. It is currently almost 7 billion people and is set to grow to up to 10.5 billion in 2050 according to the United States Census Bureau. Combined with the growing worries over shrinking stocks of essential resources, especially food and fresh water, we are facing a problem. Options could be to ban children, introduce a global one child policy, offer incentives to couples who do not raise offspring. However, none would be as effective and less controversial than emphasizing education. As has been recorded in India, there seems to be a correlation with birth rates and literacy rates in women. Kerala in the South-Eastern tip of India boasts a female literacy rate of 65% and a fertility rate of 3.4 children per woman, in contrast to a literacy rate of 11% and a fertility rate of 6.0 children per woman in Rajasthan. Quite a difference. I shall let you theorize as to why that is.
    But that is not the end of the proverbial story. With lowered fertility rates, there are less mouths to feed and less carbon emissions. With less children to support, families will be able to give greater support to each of their children, have a greater standard of living and, hopefully, offer each of their children an education as well.
    Unfortunately, the word limit dictates that I must round this off, but I shall leave you with the popular proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.