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Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics - Issue No. 11

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The Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators is a biennial publication published by the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It typically focuses on such areas as population, education, households and family, human settlements, health and economic activity. In the hope of widening the audience of this publication, the eleventh issue is intended not only as a reference for policymakers and other officials, but also as a snapshot of trends in the region for readers with an interest in the social climate of Western Asia, including academics, students, journalists and the general public.

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Iraq

Between 2000 and 2011, adult literacy increased in Iraq from 74 to 78 per cent. Female literacy increased from 64 to 71 per cent in the same period. In 2011, male literacy was higher than female literacy by 14.8 percent points.

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