Source: Phys Org
According to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, climate change could have an impact on education attainment in the lives of many children living in the tropical regions of the world.
Specifically, researchers identified that those were exposed to extreme weather conditions in tropical areas during prenatal and early childhood years were more likely to face difficulties in obtaining secondary education.
Researchers at the University of Maryland found that climate conditions could affect education attainment for young ones in several ways. In Southeast Asia and West and Central Africa, children were more likely to obtain higher levels of education with greater rainfall, while in Central America, children were less likely to do so in heavy rainfall.
For the study, researcher analyzed data in 29 tropical countries and found that children of more advantaged households were equally, if not more, vulnerable in their efforts to obtain education during extreme weather conditions.
“As the effects of climate change intensify, children in the tropics will face additional barriers to education,” researchers said, according to Phys Org.
The results could indicate the importance of intervening and helping families and newborns overcome extreme weather conditions that determine the trajectory of their lives.
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