Literacy rate in Pakistan 2014

Pakistan: Literacy rate from 2005 to 2014, total and by gender

by H. Plecher, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Literacy rate in Pakistan 2014 The literacy rate measures the percentage of people aged 15 and above who are able to read and write. In 2014, Pakistan's total literacy rate was around 57 percent, with less than 45 percent of women being literate and almost 70 percent of men.
Women in Pakistan need education

In Pakistan, women’s education is in dire need of improvement, and so far, the number of illiterate women has not decreased - on the contrary, it has been going up for years. Although education for both genders is not prohibited in Pakistan, women are generally not as well educated as men. But it doesn’t stop there: Pakistan is one of the countries deemed worst for women in general when it comes to quality of life and safety.

Economy and education

Pakistan is a predominantly Muslim country with a low urbanization rate, meaning the majority of its population live in rural areas, where education is traditionally harder to come by than in cities. Pakistan is still a developing country, and typically, most of the inhabitants work in the primary sector, since Pakistan is rich in arable land. However, the tertiary sector generates the lion’s share of GDP. If the country wants to make the leap to being a developed nation, education and equality need to be higher on the list.
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Pakistan: Literacy rate from 2005 to 2014, total and by gender

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