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FUNCTIONALLY ILLITERATE

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Definition:
A person is functionally illiterate who cannot engage in all those activities in which literacy is required for effective functioning of his group and community and also for enabling him to continue to use reading, writing and calculation for his own and the community’s development.

Source Publication:
Handbook of Household Surveys, Revised Edition, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 31, United Nations, New York, 1984, para. 15.63.

Cross References:
Functionally literate

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, December 21, 2005