Posted by: bluesyemre | July 20, 2012

Literacy rates around the world

  • According to new data released by the UIS, literacy rates for adults and youth continue to rise. Young women aged 15-24 are making the strongest gains, but still lag behind young men. In 2010, 87% of female youth had basic literacy skills, compared to 92% of males. Overall, more than half of countries with data have youth literacy rates of 95% or higher. Despite these gains, 775 million adults (15 years and older) still cannot read or write – two-thirds of them (497 million) are women. Even though the size of the global illiterate population is shrinking, the female proportion has remained virtually steady at 63% to 64%.

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