Quotation Lutz, Wolfgang, Wazir, Asif, Goujon, Anne. 2013. Education and Population. Closely linked Trajectories for Pakistan. In: Capturing the Demographic Dividend in Pakistan, Hrsg. Sathar, Royan, Bongaarts, 25-40. New York: Population Council.




Pakistan faces high levels of population growth entailing a large population of schooling age, and low levels of economic development with increasing spread of poverty and unemployment over the past few decades. Consequently, some 39 percent of 15 to 24 year old Pakistani women and 21 percent of men were illiterate in 2009 (UNESCO database).1 The prevalence of illiteracy in the country is therefore large, especially among women: 61 percent were illiterate in 2009, compared to 31 percent of men. On the positive side, enrollment rates point toward progress as 74 percent of children were enrolled in primary school and two-thirds of children were completing the full 5-year cycle of primary education. Out of these primary-educated children, 75 percent were moving on to secondary-level studies. However, universal enrollment of all children aged 5 to 16 years in compulsory education is far from being achieved. More than 7 million children, mostly those in rural area, are estimated to be out of school.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Education and Population. Closely linked Trajectories for Pakistan
Title of whole publication Capturing the Demographic Dividend in Pakistan
Editor Sathar, Royan, Bongaarts
Page from 25
Page to 40
Location New York
Publisher Population Council
Year 2013
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/2013_PakistanDividend/Chapter3.pdf
ISBN ISBN:978-0-87834-


Lutz, Wolfgang (Former researcher)
Goujon, Anne
Wazir, Asif
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Demography Group AB (Former organization)
Research Institute for Human Capital and Development FI (Former organization)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5404 Demography (Details)
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