of individuals living in poverty have low literacy



of adults with low literacy live below the poverty line


Children of adults with low literacy are more likely to have even lower literacy


of the population in Utah County is living below the poverty level


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Illiteracy correlates with low education levels

Individuals with low literacy are more likely to be in poor health

Low literacy in mothers leads to significantly higher child mortality rates

Low literacy and education levels negatively affect

  • self-esteem
  • self-empowerment
  • self-sufficiency
  • critical thinking
  • decision making skills
  • creativity
  • political participation
  • interpersonal skills

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Source: Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida