Education is a must for both women AND men. But women, as the childbearers, really should be first priority, IMO. Education among the poor is especially vital.
The problem I see when you mandate childbirth by governmental decree, is that it can lead to some serious potential abuses of the system down the road. Also, there are cultures/religions that believe that preventing childbirth is against (insert version of deity here)'s commands. Other cultural systems gain benefits from having more hands to work fields, or more mouths to feed to get benefits.
Third world populations are booming, while first world populations are slowing. Unfortunately, the third world makes up the majority.
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