Thursday, January 4, 2007

Literacy In 4 countries:


definition: age 15 and over can read and write

World
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total population: 82%
male: 87%
female: 77%

Iran
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total population: 79.4%
male: 85.6%
female: 73%

India
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total population: 59.5%
male: 70.2%
female: 48.3%

UK
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total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99%

US
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total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99%

**over two-thirds of the world's 785 million illiterate adults are found in only eight countries (India, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Egypt); of all the illiterate adults in the world, two-thirds are women; extremely low literacy rates are concentrated in three regions, South and West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Arab states, where around one-third of the men and half of all women are illiterate

1 comment:

Mohammad said...

And we are staying in India !!