The literacy rate refers to the percentage of the population of a certain age group who can read and write. The number of literate people, among the total number of people of that particular age group, is another definition of the same. According to the research, adults needed to be taken care of more than other age groups to measure literacy. Literacy refers to knowledge in a specific area.
The rate of adult literacy is measured from the ages 15, and above the population, the youth literacy corresponds to the people whose age falls between 15 to 24 years, and the elderly rate is measured for people of age 65 and above. Under the right to education act, every individual has the right to learn the art of reading and writing, and complete their education.
As per the studies and surveys, the literacy among people between the age group of 15 to 24, and adults are the tests of educational philosophy. The overall reports and studies result in as positive; this is all because of the expansion of educational services and opportunities. Across the globe, the rate of literacy in youth has increased over two decades, from 83 percent to 91 percent, whereas the count of illiterate youth has declined from 170 million to 115 million.