Adult Literacy in the Tropics

Education and literacy are key drivers of economic development and reflect a nation's stock of human capital. Basic literacy and numeracy skills increase a person's chances of finding paid employment and escaping poverty. In a rapidly changing, technology driven world, adult literacy is increasingly important.

Values for Australia, Brazil, Mexico, China, India, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia represent only the tropical regions of those nations.

Source: Barro and Lee Educational Attainment Dataset | Data: State of the Tropics Data


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Youth Literacy

Education and literacy are key drivers of economic development, reflecting a nation’s stock of human capital. Basic literacy and numeracy skills increase a person’s chances of finding paid employment and escaping poverty. The youth literacy rate reflects the quality of basic education and its degree of inclusiveness.

Values for Australia, Brazil, Mexico, China, India, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia represent only the tropical regions of those nations.

Source: Barro and Lee Educational Attainment Dataset | Data: State of the Tropics Data


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Mean Years of Schooling

Education and literacy are key drivers of economic development, reflecting a nation’s stock of human capital. Education is also strongly correlated with health and wellbeing, and economic productivity of nations. Mean years of schooling is an indicator of the aggregate stock of human capital available in an economy and society, and is comparable across populations.

Values for Australia, Brazil, Mexico, China, India, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia represent only the tropical regions of those nations.

Source: Barro and Lee Educational Attainment Dataset | Data: State of the Tropics Data


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Gender Quality

Healthy and educated women benefit their family, community and nation. Educating girls has been shown to have huge benefits as it is associated with delayed marriage, lower fertility and improved health and survival rates for infants and children.

Values for Australia, Brazil, Mexico, China, India, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia represent only the tropical regions of those nations.

This ratio is a comparison between how many women and how many men attended secondary school.

Source: Barro and Lee Educational Attainment Dataset | Data: State of the Tropics Data


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