Tim Hanstad


How Secure Land Rights Could Get Millions of Kids Back to School

67 million kids around the globe never go to school since they help support their families. Giving their parents legal ownership to land could help.

As my three daughters sharpen pencils, don their backpacks, and head back to school, it pains me to remember that far too many primary school aged children—an estimated 67 million worldwide—will never enroll in school.

These children are generally the poorest of poor, for whom even a "free" education comes at too steep a price. For these families, sending children to school often means fewer hands laboring to support the family.

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