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Globally, there is a five-percentage-point gender gap in financial literacy: 35% of men are financially literate, compared with 30% of women.
Stories told to others allow for reflection on how the teller is negotiating, communicating, and appropriating the values and standards of the community of practice and how literate identities are maintained or changed in different contexts (Schely-Newman, 2009).
The most common way of acquiring literate language is through print (Wallach & Butler, 1994).
An interesting finding is that respondents appear to believe that they are more financially literate than they really are: almost 70 percent believe that they are above the median with regard to financial knowledge, a percentage that far exceeds what the questions show about their actual knowledge.
Impediments to the Transition from Oral to Literate Society
An informed electorate, a literate populace, and a culture that prizes truth over deceit, patriotism over profits, and respect for the civil rights of those with whom we disagree.
Father Dominic Emmanuel, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Delhi and the producer of the film, told The Telegraph (Calcutta), "In India the one medium that attracts mass attention, whether literate or unlettered, rich or poor, small or big, low caste or upper caste, is cinema.
The vetting of recruits to Iraq's police force is so poor that many who join up have criminal records, are barely literate, or are members of the insurgency, a new US government report concludes.
Accountants, controllers or other executives with clear accounting experience were deemed the most financially literate for the research, which involved reviewing biographies and assessing the financial literacy of audit committee members of the largest 300 public companies.
Yet the most heroic thing that the actress does - spinning out tongue- twisting reams of smart dialogue on broadcast TV's most literate series, the WB's ``Gilmore Girls'' - could be the very thing standing in the way of her dream.
Even more importantly, Sato has given us a treasure-trove of references to and beautifully translated quotations from the myriad mass women's magazines that were read by literate urban and rural women.