Social Statistics - Youth Literacy Rates

Between 1980 and 2000, the total youth literacy rate increased slightly from 92% to 95%, more so among the females than the males. This increase indicated improvement in their ability to understand better their surrounding and make better choices.

Youth literacy rates by sex and state: 1980, 1994 and 2000
Sex and state 1980 1994 2000
Total 92.3 96.4 95.1
Yap 92.1 97.0 98.0
Chuuk 90.3 94.8 92.3
Pohnpei 93.9 98.0 97.7
Kosrae 99.7 99.2 99.7
Male 92.4 96.2 94.2
Yap 94.9 97.2 98.7
Chuuk 89.9 94.5 90.9
Pohnpei 93.7 97.8 97.2
Kosrae 100.0 99.1 99.3
Female 92.2 96.9 96.0
Yap 89.3 96.9 97.5
Chuuk 90.6 95.1 93.8
Pohnpei 94.1 98.2 98.3
Kosrae 99.3 99.4 99.9

Source: Department of Education in the respective states.

Youth literacy ratio (females to males) by state: 1980, 1994 and 2000
State 1980 1994 2000
Total 1.00 0.99 0.98
Yap 0.96 1.18 1.09
Chuuk 0.99 0.94 0.97
Pohnpei 1.02 0.94 0.95
Kosrae 1.01 1.00 1.00

Source: Department of Education in the respective states.