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Inexcusable Absence

Why 60 Million Girls Still Aren't in School and What To Do about It

By Maureen A. Lewis and Marlaine E. Lockheed

Girls’ education, indisputably crucial to development, has received a lot of attention–but surprisingly little hardheaded analysis to inform practical policy solutions. In Inexcusable Absence, Maureen Lewis and Marlaine Lockheed propose new strategies for reaching the 70 percent of out-of-school girls who are “doubly disadvantaged” by their ethnicity, language, or other factors. The book will be an important tool for policymakers, informing interventions that can make a profound impact on the lives of the 60 million out-of-school girls.

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