32 million American adults can't read: why literacy is the key to growth. One Young World. Follow. Feb 16, 2018 · 3 min read.
Crisis Point: The State of Literacy in America More than 30 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level. . The report claims that 1 in 3 people in the U.S. drop out of high.
However, 750 million adults – two-thirds of whom are women – remain illiterate. ( see Box 1 . Youth literacy rates are highest in the same three.
Of the 781 million adults over the age of 15 estimated to be illiterate, 496 million a high number of women had access to adult literacy programmes. with total fertility rates decreasing from three children to an average of.