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Fall 2023


Despite the research that supports the benefits of education in reducing poverty and empowering individuals, women around the world continue to face significant barriers in their path to schooling. This paper examines some of the key social norms that hinder the pursuit of education for girls and women and proposes the use of cash transfers to promote education worldwide. Case studies of two different cash transfer programs, PROGRESA in Mexico and SCTP in Malawi, are evaluated in terms of their effectiveness for providing opportunities for schooling.


Course: GBS 480, Global Studies Senior Seminar (Dr. Kevin Johnson)