It is estimated between $–$ billion in health care costs a year are linked to low adult literacy skills. Adults with limited health literacy are hospitalized and use emergency services at significantly higher rates than those with higher skills. 5 Cost of Low Literacy Improving adult literacy would have enormous economic benefits. Adult Literacy Education (ALE) is an online, peer-reviewed, themed research journal published by ProLiteracy twice a year. The editors are Alisa Belzer, Rutgers University, Amy D. Rose, Northern Illinois University, and Heather Brown, University of North Carolina – Charlotte.
Adult learners, and the need for improved adult literacy, deserve our attention and efforts because these people deserve the opportunity not just to survive, but to flourish. Their success is everyone’s success. Help eradicate adult illiteracy by supporting Seeds of Literacy. Apr 26, · Thirty-five million — or 1 in 6 U.S. adults. One in six adults under 65 in the U.S. have low literacy — reading skills that are below those of 4th graders. Most of the 35 million affected were born.
Nov 01, · Approximately 32 million adults in the United States can’t read, according to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and.