Poverty is bad. How's that for over-simplification of a complex issue?
That is from a very nice blog post by Laura P. Thomas.
She goes on to say:
When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.
Sometimes complexity obscures and simplification illuminates. If you want to get a simple primer on why we should invest more in women and girls, read this post.