Investing money into girls' education needs to be a priority for developing countries that intend to achieve economic growth and prosperity and reduce poverty. When girls' and women are educated, they have better economic opportunities, chance for higher wages and have proven to re-invest their earnings back into their families and communities. According to Plan Canada's Youth Summary: The State of the World's girls 2009, each additional year of schooling will increase a girls' wages by 20-30%. When women begin to earn higher wages, they are better able to help their families and communities. "Ninety percent of women's wages are returned to the family, compared with 30 to 40 percent for men." (Scrivener 2009). When money is reinvested back into a community and family it provides the means necessary for alleviating poverty. For example, it could mean better health care and prevention, education opportunities for all children and a better lifestyle that is secure and free from early mortality. Investing money into girls' education will provide long-term macro and micro economic benefits for developing countries. According to Paul Schultz, a Professor of economics and development at Yale University, "At the macro economic level, schooling for girls had been the most powerful "nontraditional" input discovered to explain the puzzle of modern economic growth." Further economic benefits include, increasing capitol and maximizing economic efficiency or social output. The Global Campaign for Education states that, "Countries could raise per capita economic growth by about 0.3% percentage points per year or 3% in the next decade, if they attained parity in girls' and boys' enrollments." What this campaign is saying is that, if governments and NGOs like Plan Canada invest money into girls' education, to be equivalent to boys the countries people will experience economic growth. "â€¦ Investment in girls' education may well be the highest return investment available in the developing world."(Lawrence Summers former chief economist of the World Bank.) Economic growth is a key factor in reducing poverty in developing countries and governments should invest money into female education because of it.