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ILLITERACY/ TEENAGERS


source: www.prcdc.org/summaries/
intlyouth/intlyouth.html


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teenagers

Almost 80% of the world's population aged 15 years and over is now literate, including more women than ever before…

…nevertheless, lack of education continues to have negative consequences for many young people throughout the world:

  • 22% of the teenage population (ages 15-19) remains illiterate with teenage women disproportionately affected;


  • 17% of teenage men versus 30% of teenage women are illiterate;


  • in Niger, 88% of teen women cannot read compared to 72% of their male peers.


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