New methods for comparing literacy across populations : insights from the measurement of poverty

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dc.contributor.author Denny, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-02T16:41:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-02T16:41:52Z
dc.date.copyright UCD School of Economics 2000 en
dc.date.issued 2000-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/919
dc.description.abstract This paper analyses levels of low literacy across twelve countries using the International Adult Literacy Survey. We go beyond existing work that only looks at the proportions below certain critical levels of literacy. Using methods developed for the measurement of poverty we calculate measures of literacy that are sensitive to the distribution of literacy within those defined as illiterate. This reveals a different pattern of the extent of literacy problems across countries and within some populations. These measures should be useful to policy makers who need to allocate resources to alleviate low literacy and numeracy. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP00/07 en
dc.relation.uri New methods for comparing literacy across populations : insights from the measurement of poverty (February 2000) en
dc.relation.uri http://irserver.ucd.ie/dspace/handle/10197/734 en
dc.relation.uri New methods for comparing literacy across populations : insights from the measurement of poverty (2002) en
dc.relation.uri http://irserver.ucd.ie/dspace/handle/10197/178 en
dc.subject Literacy en
dc.subject Numeracy en
dc.subject Poverty en
dc.subject Education policy en
dc.subject.lcsh Literacy en
dc.subject.lcsh Education and state en
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty en
dc.title New methods for comparing literacy across populations : insights from the measurement of poverty en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Kevin Denny (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/economics/drkevinjmdenny/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0005 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2000/WP00.07.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
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