Ault Literacy Development and Economic Growth 1 Introduction Each year, the U.S. government invests about $500 mil - lion in Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to provide training that improves the English language, literacy, and math skills of adults and helps high school dropouts study for the General Educational Development.
The higher opportunity cost of obtaining an education in developing countries is one of the reasons that school enrollments are lower. true. When observing economic growth and literacy rates, it is clear that: • a direct relationship exists between output per capita and adult literacy rates.
Author's main message. Despite the poor performance of ALPs in improving the literacy and numeracy skills of participants in many developing countries, other beneficial outcomes suggest that these programs should still be considered as potentially useful policy options.Cited by: 2.
Similarly, Table 4.3 reveals that adult literacy rate (percentage of population of ages 15 and older that can read and write a short simple statement in their everyday life) is much lower (62% in low income and 80% in lower middle income developing countries) in 2009 as compared to 98% in high income developed countries. In India adult literacy.