The Impact of School Uniforms

"One way to reduce pregnancies is to subsidize school uniforms for girls. That keeps them in school longer, which means that they delay marriage and pregnancy until they are better able to deliver babies. A South African study found that giving girls a $6 uniform every eighteen months increases the chance that they would stay in school and consequently significantly reduced the number of pregnancies they experienced."

-From Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristoff & Sheryl WuDun

The Child Academy, in Tembisa South Africa, just began purchasing uniforms for their students.