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10/1/07

11 percent of rural households in Iran have no literate member

 

Payvand.com  - According to official figures there are on the average 3.17 literate members in Iran’s rural households while 10.69 percent of rural households have no literate member.

 

According to official reports in 1384 [2005-2006] the average number of literate members of the rural households in the first decile [one-tenth] of income groups was 0.96 and 55.6 percent of these households did not have any literate member.

 

 

According to educational reporter of ISNA in 1384 there were on the average 3.17 literate members in Iran’s rural households. On the average in 24.31 percent of rural households there are five or more literate members. On the other hand 10.69 percent of the total rural households, in all income groups, have no literate member.

 

In 1384 on the average 2.06 members of the rural households in the second decile of income groups were literate. The maximum number of literate members in this income group was two literate members.

 

In the same year in 11.76 percent of rural households in the third decile of income groups, there were no literate members at all.

 

According to this report in the fourth to eighth income deciles in rural households the literate member of the household was between 3.01 to 3.84 members. In the fourth income decile 7.33 percent of the households did not have any literate member. In this same income group only 20.06 percent of the household had five or more literate members.

 

This report further shows that 5.4 percent of rural households in the fifth decile income group in 1384 have no literate member and 22.33 percent in this group have five or more literate members.

 

The number of rural households without a literate member in the sixth, seventh and eighth decile income groups are 3.15, 2.23 and 2.42 percent accordingly ; households in these deciles having five or more literate members are accordingly 25.12, 32,17 and 33.49 percent.

 

According to ISNA, citing figures from Statistical Centre of Iran (SCI), the average of literate in the upper income deciles in rural household in 1384 are much more than other income groups: only 1.09 percent of households in the ninth income decile and 1.35 percent of in the tenth income decile didn't have a literate member in their household. On the other hand 36.52 percent of households in the ninth income decile and 46.19 percent of the household in the tenth income decile in rural areas have five and more literate members.  According to these figures the average of literate members in household is 4.06 persons in the ninth income decile and 4.48 persons in the tenth income decile.

 

According to ISNA a comparison between the literate members of the household in deciles one to three of income groups, which are the families living below the poverty line, with literacy in households in upper income groups reveals a considerable difference regarding the level of literacy among them.

 

Note: Original article published in Persian by ISNA.
Translated for Payvand.com by BMarz translators: http://www.BMarz.com

 

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