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Emerging markets Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population

DEFINITION: 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 our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Estonia 99.8% 2003
=1 Latvia 99.8% 2003
=1 Poland 99.8% 2003
4 Ukraine 99.7% 2003
=5 Russia 99.6% 2003
=5 Lithuania 99.6% 2003
7 Hungary 99.4% 2003
8 Bulgaria 98.6% 2003
9 Romania 98.4% 2003
10 Argentina 97.1% 2003
11 Chile 96.2% 2003
12 Thailand 96% 2003
13 Philippines 95.9% 2003
14 Venezuela 93.4% 2003
15 Peru 92.9% 2007
16 China 91.6% 2007
=17 Colombia 90.4% 2005
=17 Indonesia 90.4% 2004
19 Malaysia 88.9% 2003
20 Brazil 88.6% 2004
21 Turkey 87.4% 2004
22 South Africa 86.4% 2003
23 Mexico 86.1% 2005
24 India 59.5% 2003
25 Pakistan 49.9% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Emerging-markets/Education/Literacy/Total-population

Emerging markets Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population

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Interesting observations about Education > Literacy > Total population

  • All of the top 4 countries by literacy > total population are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 3 countries by literacy > total population are European.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Tourist destination.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Landlocked.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Catholic.
  • Finland has ranked in the top 2 for literacy > total population since 1980.
  • Bermuda has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > total population since 1970.
  • Barbados has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > total population since 1995.
  • Japan has ranked in the top 4 for literacy > total population since 1995.
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