Inequality between men and women results in poorer health for children and greater family poverty(贫穷)，according to a new study. The UN agency Unicef
found that, 16 _____
the situation has slightly improved, many women are still not included in family decisions， 17_____
as a result their children are more likely to suffer from poor health.
The main finding of the 30-country survey is that equality between men and women is vital to 18 _____ (improve) living standards and health, especially for children in developing countries. The conclusions arc contained in the agency’ s 19 _____ (late) report. This report points to a lack of opportunities for girls and women in education and work，which contributes 20_____
poverty and lack of power. Where men control the household, less money 21_____
( spend) on healthcare and food， 22_____
results in poorer health for children.
An increase in 23 _____ (employ) opportunities for women would increase 24_____
household power, the report said. For example, the agency found that whoever has more household income decides 25_____
or not it will be used for family needs.