Data

Female youth literacy rate

What you should know about this indicator

Number of females age 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life, divided by the female population in that age group. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. Divide the number of people aged 15 to 24 years who are literate by the total population in the same age group and multiply the result by 100.

World Bank variable id: SE.ADT.1524.LT.FE.ZS

Original source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Source
World Bank (2023) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
July 10, 2023
Date range
1970–2022
Unit
%

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The World Bank EdStats database offers a comprehensive array of over 8,000 internationally comparable indicators related to education access, progression, completion, literacy, teachers, demographics, and expenditures. It covers the education cycle from pre-primary to vocational and tertiary education, including data on learning outcomes from assessments like PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS, equity data from household surveys, and educational projections up to 2050.

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July 26, 2023
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World Bank Education Statistics (EdStats), World Bank, 2023. Licence: CC BY 4.0.

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World Bank (2023) – processed by Our World in Data. “Female youth literacy rate” [dataset]. World Bank, “World Bank Education Statistics (EdStats) 2023” [original data]. Retrieved July 22, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/youth-literacy-female