Sufficiency re-examined:A capabilities perspective on the assessment of functional adult literacy

Maddox, Bryan and Esposito, L. (2011) Sufficiency re-examined:A capabilities perspective on the assessment of functional adult literacy. Journal of Development Studies, 47 (9). pp. 1315-1331. ISSN 0022-0388

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Abstract

There is a growing consensus that the dichotomous categories of literate and illiterate should be abandoned. However, the dichotomy has considerable utility in the analysis of educational achievements and inequality in developing countries. Statistics on functional adult literacy are intended to tell us whether people have achieved a minimum level or threshold of functioning necessary for their daily life. We should therefore carefully consider the implications of such change.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 21:56
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:04
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43942
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2010.509788

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