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Education > Literacy > Adults at high literacy level: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'high'. Data for 1998..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 SwedenSweden 35.5% 1998
2 NorwayNorway 29.4% 1998
3 DenmarkDenmark 25.4% 1998
4 FinlandFinland 25.1% 1998
5 CanadaCanada 25.1% 1998
6 NetherlandsNetherlands 20% 1998
7 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 19.6% 1998
8 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 19.1% 1998
9 United StatesUnited States 19% 1998
10 GermanyGermany 18.9% 1998
11 New ZealandNew Zealand 17.6% 1998
12 AustraliaAustralia 17.4% 1998
13 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 16.1% 1998
14 IrelandIreland 11.5% 1998
15 HungaryHungary 8% 1998
16 PolandPoland 5.8% 1998
17 PortugalPortugal 3.2% 1998

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Literacy > Adults at high literacy level", OECD. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Literacy/Adults-at-high-literacy-level

Education > Literacy > Adults at high literacy level: Countries Compared Map

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What does the term 'high literacy level' actually mean? Statistics for things like 'low', 'mid', and 'high' literacy are meaningless without a clear definition of what these terms are intended to reflect. Why aren't these definitions, and criteria used to evaluate them featured more prominently on the site?

Posted on 07 Sep 2009

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