The increase in human population across the Globe is not sustainable, considering that places with higher population growth have a slower than average economic growth. Higher birth rates are a necessity in countries in Africa, South East Asia, Latin America, in rural areas, where children are an important part of the domestic workforce, and not only. Plus, infant and child mortality is so high for so many reasons that biologicaly and socialy speaking, parents need to insure "family survival" by giving birth to more offsprings and to insure they have caregivers later in life. I know it sounds cruel but there is a vicious cycle that could be broken eventualy (see China's enforced "one child policy"). I would not say that solving the problem would be "best" achieved by women education, but by educating the society as a whole organism on the role of women. Women are social beings and we cannot exclude the opposite sex from their social life, no matter the relationships. When women get more and more educated, and men fail to keep up with that willingly or not, the social and family systems fail to work. That's why statisticaly we have higher divorce rates in countries where women have higher education, and became more independent (but lower birth rates too, to the point where population is aging and decreasing and they look outside their borders for workforce). The problem is not that women are educated, but that this change did not involve simultaneously an education of the whole society on the matter; that is where the big lag is originating, and that is why women always have to "fight" for rights and the rights do not come organicaly with the social change. We need to get more and more men involved in women's rights movementand increase awarness among them about women rights, and that should start at an early age, and in the family, where father has a very important place too.