Postponing Adolescent Parity in Developing Countries through Education: An Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Authors: Stéphane Verguet, Arindam Nandi, Veronique Filippi, Donald Bundy

Introduction:

Despite substantial progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 5 to reduce the maternal mortality ratio―the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births― by two-thirds between 2000 and 2015, substantial inequalities remain in maternal mortality across countries worldwide (Kassebaum and others 2014; UN 2015).