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illiteracy Definitions

noun

unlearnedness; the state of being ignorant or unlettered.

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  • an unemployed individual is eligible to receive benefits for any week only if he or she has completed the florida department of labor’s online work registration (previously, eligible if registered with the department for work) and subsequently reports to the one-stop career center as directed by the regional workforce board for reemployment services. this requirement does not apply to persons who are unable to complete the online work registration because of an illiteracy, a physical or mental impairment, a legal prohibition from using a computer, or a language impediment. if a person is exempted from the online work registration, then the filing of his or her claim constitutes registration for work. bls.gov

  • includes statistics of population by race, nativity, and nationality; school attendance and illiteracy; schools, libraries, newspapers, and churches; pauperism and crime; areas, families and dwellings; sex, and school, military and citizenship ages; occupations; the blind, deaf and dumb, insane, and idiotic; wealth, taxation, and public indebtedness; and agriculture, manufactures, mining and fishing. census.gov

  • sierra leone’s large youth cohort – about 60% of the population is under the age of 25 – continues to struggle with high levels of unemployment, which was one of the major causes of the country’s 1991-2002 civil war and remains a threat to stability today. its estimated 60% youth unemployment rate is attributed to high levels of illiteracy and unskilled labor, a lack of private sector jobs, and low pay. cia.gov

  • direct attacks on illiteracy take two main forms: adult education and the establishment of public schools with compulsory attendance for children. in the united states, several federal programs have been instituted to combat adult illiteracy; universal public education has almost eliminated illiteracy among the young. soldiers have been used effectively in turkey and mexico as instructors for the general populace. factmonster.com

  • we have a lot of people – this is a difficult topic, and it’s – on the surface it sounds simple. but when you get into the weeds, it is quite difficult and education is somehow required. so this isn’t ignorance in the sense of illiteracy; this is just you don’t know better. hhs.gov

  • direct attacks on illiteracy take two main forms: adult education and the establishment of public schools with compulsory attendance for children. in the united states, several federal programs have been instituted to combat adult illiteracy; universal public education has almost eliminated illiteracy among the young. soldiers have been used effectively in turkey and mexico as instructors for the general populace. infoplease.com

  • the library of congress on wednesday honored the recipients of the library of congress literacy awards – three groups working to alleviate the scourge of illiteracy in this country and around the world. recipients were first book ($150,000 david m. rubenstein prize), united through reading ($50,000 american prize) and beanstalk ($50,000 international prize).the literacy awards, first announced in january 2013, help […] loc.gov

  • "it is interesting that in this study, illiteracy was associated with increased risk of new dementia diagnosis during the course of the study, but there was no association between illiteracy and rate of decline in cognitive performance," kaup told medpage today. "this unexpected pattern seems to highlight the need for further advances in the field to address how to best measure and detect cognitive decline and diagnose dementia among individuals with low literacy." medpagetoday.com