I stayed up all night reading this book. It is the best thing I have seen on this vitally important subject. It should be read by all policy makers and all women and men who care about our future.
~ Fran Hosken, Women’s International Network (WIN) News
Originally released at the U.N. Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995, this CPS study of 89 countries dramatically reveals the connection between women’s rights and a better quality of life for both men and women. Using a variety of statistical analyses, this 123-page work conclusively correlates women’s higher educational levels, political representation, and access to contraception with a society’s overall higher living standards: life spans, health care, education, income, and preservation of the environment. This study points to policies needed for a partnership future.