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"Causation implies Correlation" article.

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edited May 2014 in General 3658 karma
Check out this really great NY Times article about women empowerment. What's really neat about the article is how causation theory is used to substantiate the need to educate women globally.

Here's the link:

If you don't have time to read the whole article, here is the excerpt that I found relatable to our causation lesson:

"One study found that for every 1 percentage point increase in the share of the population aged 15 to 24, the risk of civil war increases by 4 percent.That means that curbing birthrates tends to lead to stability, and that’s where educating girls comes in. You educate a boy, and he’ll have fewer children, but it’s a small effect. You educate a girl, and, on average, she will have a significantly smaller family. One robust Nigeria study managed to tease out correlation from causation and found that for each additional year of primary school, a girl has 0.26 fewer children. So if we want to reduce the youth bulge a decade from now, educate girls today."

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