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    Literacy in India

    Kapur, Sandeep and Murthi, M. (2009) Literacy in India. Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    Literacy refers to an individual’s ability to communicate through reading and writing. The literacy rate for any population measures the fraction of the population, above a certain cut-off age, that is literate. Based on the most recent statistics compiled by UNESCO, more than one in three Indians above the age of 15 years is unable to read and write. Further, the roughly 268 million adult illiterates in India constitute one-third of the global population of illiterates. International comparisons show that the Indian literacy rate is well below those for other populous countries like China and also below those for developing countries in general.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPEF 0907
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 13:24
    Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 13:24
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7615

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