Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171182
Authors: 
Blunch, Niels-Hugo
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 374
Abstract: 
In addition to the traditional education system targeting children and youth, one potentially important vehicle to improve literacy and numeracy skills is adult literacy programs (ALPs). In many developing countries, however, these programs do not seem to achieve these hoped for, ex ante, objectives and have therefore received less attention, if not been largely abandoned, in recent years. But, evidence shows that ALPs do affect other important socio-economic outcomes such as health, household income, and labor market participation by enhancing participants’ health knowledge and income-generating activities.
Subjects: 
adult literacy programs
human capital
literacy and numeracy
income generation
labor market participation
health
JEL: 
I1
I2
I3
J13
J24
O1
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Document Type: 
Article

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