Keeping this in view, illiteracy is one of the biggest social problems of the 21st century, and affects millions of individuals around the world. Due to financial and cultural constraints, and an increasing number of child workers, children, especially girls do not get the chance to get any kind of schooling, and illiteracy travels through the generations.
When we think of people who are illiterate, we think of people born in third world countries, or those who are from disenfranchised minorities. This infographic however, provides a look at the groups with lowest English language literacy skill in America. What’s interesting is that the largest number of people with low literacy skills in English are White Americans born in the country versus the other racial profiles.
These percentages are based on PIAAC literacy skills, and classify adults as between the ages of 16 and 65. This kind of research not only helps social scientists and policy makers, but also helps clarify misconceptions about certain racial issues among the general public
Infographic by: www.air.org