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Interactive: Latest UIS literacy data indicate young women gaining ground

31.05.2012

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has released new data on literacy rates for adults and youth, showing signs of a rise over time. Yet, the Institute states that while young women (15-24) have made the most gains, they continue to fall behind young men. In 2010, the female youth literacy rate  87%, while for males, it was 92%.

To illustrate disparities in youth and adult literacy rates, the UIS has created a set of interactive graphics to illustrate the disparities in adult and youth literacy rates. with data from 150 countries and territories, including literacy rates by sex and the correlation with national wealth. 

To view, please visit the UIS website here.