What are some important poverty literacy statistics?
Poverty literacy statistics give us insight into geographic areas where literacy programs are most needed, where programs are effective, and how lives are changed when reading programs are utilized.
Here are some statistics:
Illiteracy is most prevalent in developing countries.1
South Asian, Arab and Sub-Saharan African countries are regions with the highest illiteracy rates at about 40 to 50 percent.1
East Asia and Latin America have illiteracy rates in the 10–15 percent region, while developed countries have illiteracy rates of a few percent.1
What are the impacts of literacy?
1 “Literacy”. Wikipedia. www.cs.mcgill.ca/~rwest/wikispeedia/wpcd/wp/l/Literacy.htm. Accessed 14 July 2019.
2 https://ourworldindata.org/literacy. Accessed 12 May 2021.
3 https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/literacy-rate-by-country. Accessed 12 May 2021.
4 Literacy. UNESCO. en.unesco.org/themes/literacy. Accessed 12 July 2019.