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Literacy - total(%) 2013 Country Ranks, Alphabetical
SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2013
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.
NOTE: The information regarding Literacy - total(%) 2013 on this page is re-published from the CIA World Factbook 2013. No claims are made regarding theaccuracy of Literacy - total(%) 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Literacy - total(%) 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.
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