On Measuring Literacy
This paper presents a new approach to evaluating the aggregate literacy level in a country or region. The resulting 'effective literacy' measure takes into account the intrahousehold externality arising from the presence of a literate member. A simple and natural axiomatic characterization is provided along with an empirical illustration using Indian data.
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Volume (Year): 108 (1998)
Issue (Month): 451 (November)
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