Illiterate population

Illiterate population

Definition: The number of persons aged 15 to 24 years that cannot read and write. Illiteracy is typically measured according to the inability to comprehend a short simple statement on everyday life. Generally, literacy also encompasses numeracy, and measurement may incorporate a simple assessment of arithmetic ability. Illiteracy should be distinguished from the failure to meet minimum proficiency levels of functional literacy. The latter is a more comprehensive measure assessed on a continuum in which multiple proficiency levels can be determined.

Source: Population census, household surveys, fertility and labour force surveys.

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