World literate and illiterate population

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Within the January 2023 "Cagliero11" Missionary Bulletin, the forum "World Literate and Illiterate Population" was published.

The forum specifically analyzes literacy rates among people aged 15 years and older.

Referring specifically to data provided by "ESE - Salento University Publishing," the forum highlights that:

- Literacy rates grew steadily but rather slowly until the beginning of the 20th century;
- The rate of growth increased sharply after the mid-20th century when education became a global priority.

In fact, UNESCO data show that in 2019 the literacy rate for young people was nearly 92 percent worldwide, up from 77 percent in 1975.

A sharp setback to education, however, came with the Covid-19 pandemic. In the early stages of the pandemic, in fact, school closures disrupted the education of 62 percent of the world's student population.


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