Changing Patterns of Illiteracy in Morocco: Assessment Methods Compared

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World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 1995 - Social Science - 39 pages
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Living Standards Measurement Study No. 115. Estimates the incidence, characteristics, and patterns of change over time of illiteracy in Morocco. Improving the quality of information on literacy and understanding its relationship to important
 

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Page ii - ... Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) was established by the World Bank in 1980 to explore ways of improving the type and quality of household data collected by statistical offices in developing countries.
Page i - ... Publications, PO Box 7247-8619, Philadelphia, PA. 19170-8619. Phone: (201)225-2165. This study estimates in incidence, characteristics, and patterns of change over time of literacy in Morocco. The study compares the results from direct literacy assessment to the conventional methods of self-reported literacy. This effort has provided more detailed, objective information with which patterns of literacy skills in the country may be determined, and their relationship to other important social and...
Page 17 - More disturbing are the findings related to skill differences between active employed and unemployed groups. Within the labor force, it is the unemployed who are endowed with more skills.
Page 7 - In other words, apparently healthy "literacy rates" (as opposed to illiteracy rates) may in fact contain a high proportion of persons with very minimal literacy skills.

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VICTOR LAVY is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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