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Emerging markets Compared by Education > Literacy > Female

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
3 Poland 99.7% 2003
=4 Lithuania 99.6% 2003
=4 Ukraine 99.6% 2003
6 Russia 99.5% 2003
7 Hungary 99.3% 2003
8 Bulgaria 98.2% 2003
9 Romania 97.7% 2003
10 Argentina 97.1% 2003
11 Chile 96.1% 2003
12 Philippines 95.8% 2003
13 Thailand 94.6% 2003
14 Venezuela 93.1% 2003
15 Colombia 90.7% 2005
16 Peru 89.4% 2007
17 Brazil 88.8% 2004
18 China 87.6% 2007
19 Indonesia 86.8% 2004
20 South Africa 85.7% 2003
21 Malaysia 85.4% 2003
22 Mexico 85.3% 2005
23 Turkey 79.6% 2004
24 India 48.3% 2003
25 Pakistan 36% 2005

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Emerging markets Compared by Education > Literacy > Female

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Interesting observations about Education > Literacy > Female

  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > female are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > female are European.
  • 9 of the top 10 countries by literacy > female are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > female are Landlocked.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > female are Catholic.
  • Afghanistan has ranked last for literacy > female since 1999.
  • Barbados has ranked in the top 2 for literacy > female since 1995.
  • 5 of the top 11 countries by literacy > female are Tourist destination.
  • Slovakia has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > female since 2001.
  • Estonia has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > female since 2000.
  • Portugal ranked last for literacy > female amongst Southern Europe in 2003.
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