1. Jim O'Neill and Anna Stupnytska, “The Long-Term Outlook for the BRICs and N-11s Post Crisis,” Goldman Sachs Global Economics Paper No 192, December 4, 2009, 6, 8.

2. World Bank Education Statistics Database.

3. “Women in Emerging Markets,” Catalyst Quick Takes, April 2009. Women make up 43 percent of workers in Brazil, 49 percent in Russia, 28 percent in India, and 44 percent in China.

4. Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (NY: Knopf, 2009).

5. Jim O'Neill, “We need Brics to build the world economy,” Times (London), June 23, 2009; O'Neill and Stupnytska, “The Long-Term Outlook for the BRICs,” 3.

6. Based on 2009 figures, data from Goldman Sachs, most ...

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