Low Income + High Fertility = Less education

 

As a low income country, Papua New Guinea struggles with providing children with the proper amount of care.

Lack of income is significantly impacting on the health and education of the nation’s children.

“For a lot of low income countries, it takes young adults a long time to really find good jobs and be contributing members to their economies so you have this very large group that is costly” said Andrew Mason, an expert in population, health and economic studies.

He continues, describing  the government must focus on establishing reproductive health programs widely available to anybody who wants them. This includes programs devoted to infant child health, maternal mortality and reproduction services.