Business Research Methods III
Does Literacy Effect Unemployment Rates in Developing Countries?
Submitted by: Team C ( Latereca Adams, Shanell Glasper
And Chandra Johnson)
Submitted to: Evon Hogan- Roquemore
January 3, 2012
The lack of literacy is a serious problem that affects people of every nation; it has no borders and exists among every ethnicity, age, and economic class. “This silent epidemic threatens over 785 million adults worldwide; one in five adults remains illiterate with two-thirds of them being women” (International Institute for Population Studies, 2009). Our chosen research dataset displayed international economic and demographic variables. Based on the data given, Team C chose to research literacy in developing countries such as Iraq, Nigeria, and India who had less than 60% literacy rate.
Over two-thirds of the non-literate adults populate the following countries: India, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Iran, Indonesia, and Egypt. Staggering numbers show that India alone has over 440 million illiterate citizens (Los Angeles Time, Jan 2011). Extremely low literacy rates are concentrated in three regions, South and West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Arab states, where one-third of the men and half of the women are illiterate. Africa, as a whole continent, has less than a 60% literacy rate”. (International Institute for Population Studies, 2009)
Another phenomenon that is playing out across the nation is unemployment. In 2010, the Gallup poll released an article that analyzed the percentage of people who were unemployed, underemployed, and working full time for an employer. The results of the survey were that 6.6% or 212 million persons were out of work (Los Angeles Time, Jan 2011).
In this study, countries were placed in four categories based on ranges of rates for employment measures. Eighteen (18) nations were in the worst category for unemployment, with rates of 15% or higher (Los... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2012, 01). Business Research Methods. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 01, 2012, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Business-Research-Methods-895493.html
"Business Research Methods" StudyMode.com. 01 2012. 01 2012 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Business-Research-Methods-895493.html>.
"Business Research Methods." StudyMode.com. 01, 2012. Accessed 01, 2012. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Business-Research-Methods-895493.html.