Latin America & the Caribbean: literacy rates 2012-2018, by age

In 2018, the average adult literacy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to nearly 93.9 percent. With this number, the share of people aged 15 or older who could read and write in this region was almost eight percentage points higher than the worldwide average. Literacy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean have been slightly improving in all three age groups since 2014. This region's youth literacy rate amounted to around 98.5 percent in 2018, around 17 percentage points higher than the literacy rate among elderly people.

Average literacy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean from 2012 to 2018, by age group

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide an exact date of publication. The release date given is the date of access.

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