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High income OECD countries 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 Norway 100% 2008
=1 Luxembourg 100% 2000
=1 Finland 100% 2000
4 Estonia 99.8% 2003
5 Poland 99.7% 2003
=6 Slovenia 99.6% 2008
=6 Slovakia 99.6% 2004
=8 Netherlands 99% 2003
=8 France 99% 2003
=8 Ireland 99% 2003
=8 Australia 99% 2003
=8 Denmark 99% 2003
=8 United Kingdom 99% 2003
=8 New Zealand 99% 2003
=8 Czech Republic 99% 2003
=8 United States 99% 2003
=8 Sweden 99% 2003
=8 Belgium 99% 2003
=8 Switzerland 99% 2003
=8 Iceland 99% 2003
=8 Germany 99% 2003
=8 Canada 99% 2003
=8 Japan 99% 2002
24 Italy 98.3% 2003
25 Spain 97.2% 2003
26 South Korea 97% 2003
27 Greece 96.5% 2003
28 Chile 96.1% 2003
29 Israel 95.9% 2004
30 Portugal 91.3% 2003

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High income OECD countries 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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