By quantifying poverty, tactics can be determined for reducing it. Measurement of poverty also enables developing nations to evaluate the success of their programs and direct their development strategy in a context of swiftly shifting economic conditions. In 2021, the poverty rate for children (under 18) was 16.9%, 4.2 percentage points higher than the national average, while the rate for adults 65 and over was 10.3%, 2.5 percentage points lower than the average.
The Adverse Impacts of Illiteracy
Lack of knowledge or inadequate training can have a wide range of detrimental effects on an individual’s life and society. They include social, economic, and health-related factors, which have significant repercussions. The impacts become more severe, long-lasting, and irreversible the longer someone faces them. Improving the quality of instruction and the general approach to teaching is required to address the global problem that the lack of education symbolizes.
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