Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Literacy map
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Yahoo Finance - 1/19/2017 12:38:56 PM
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lifehack.org - 1/10/2017 3:05:37 PM
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World Literacy Rates by Country
PBS - 7/18/2011 11:54:15 PM
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The world’s most under-achieving countries
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The relationship between literacy rate and GDP per capita of all world countries
prezi.com - 1/7/2013 11:59:16 PM
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Westport Country Playhouse to Launch New 'Story Explorers' Program
Broadway World - 1/13/2017 11:58:56 PM
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How the middle class beat the world’s billionaires
Fusion - 1/18/2017 10:45:35 AM
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Miral Pharm Set to Deepen Consumers Engagement with Health Literacy
This Day Live - 1/18/2017 11:17:12 PM
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South Africa has one of the world’s worst education systems
The Economist online - 1/6/2017 1:27:09 AM
South Africa has the most unequal school system in the world, says Nic Spaull of the University of Stellenbosch. The gap in test scores between the top 20% of schools and the rest is wider than in almost every other country. Of 200 black pupils who start ...
Global Survey of Educators Reveals Gap in Literacy Priorities
The Business Journal - 1/11/2017 3:47:23 PM
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10 Countries with High Literacy Rate in the World
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