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  1. Percentage of iliterates, 15-24 years old (1990)  
    • AMERICAN VIRGIN ISLANDS: women: ... ; men: ...
    • ANTIGUA & BARBADOS: women: ... ; men: ...
    • ARGENTINA: women: 2,7 ; men: 3,6
    • BAHAMAS: women: ... ; men: ...
    • BARBADOS: women: ... ; men: ...
    • BELIZE: women: ... ; men: ...
    • BOLIVIA: women: 8,3 ; men: 3,7
    • BRAZIL: women: 9,8 ; men: 14,6
    • CHILE: women: 1,3 ; men: 1,8
    • COLOMBIA: women: 6,0 ; men: 8,0
    • COSTA RICA: women: 2,4 ; men: 3,3
    • CUBA: women: 1,2 ; men: 1,9
    • DOMINICA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: women: 15,8 ; men: 18,9
    • EL SALVADOR: women: 29,5 ; men: 27,1
    • ECUADOR: women: 4,0 ; men: 3,0
    • GRENADA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • GUADELOUPE: women: 1,1 ; men: 1,9
    • GUATEMALA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • GUYANA: women: 10,8 ; men: 6,9
    • GUYANE FRANÇAISE: women: ; men:
    • HAITI: women: 49,0 ; men: 48,7
    • HONDURAS: women: 20,0 ; men: 23,0
    • JAMAICA: women: 6,2 ; men: 17,1
    • LEEWARD AND WINDWARD: women: 1,7 ; men: 2,8
    • MARTINIQUE: women: 0,8 ; men: 1,4
    • MEXICO: women: 5,1 ; men: 4,0
    • NICARAGUA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • PANAMA: women: 5,0 ; men: 5,0
    • PARAGUAY: women: 6,4 ; men: 5,3
    • PERU: women: 10,2 ; men: 3,5
    • PORTO RICO: women: 5,4 ; men: 6,6
    • SAINT LUCIA: women: ... ; men : ...
    • SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS: women: 0,9 ; men: 1,1
    • SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: women: ... ; men: ...
    • SURINAME: women: ... ; men: ...
    • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: women: 0,7 ; men: 0,7
    • URUGUAY: women: 1,2 ; men: 1,9
    • VENEZUELA: women: 3,6 ; men: 5,3
      Sources: Wistat & Unesco (Nations Unies)
       

  2. Percentage of iliterates, 25 years old and more (1990)  
    • AMERICAN VIRGIN ISLANDS: women: ... ; men: ...
    • ANTIGUA & BARBADOS: women: ... ; men: ...
    • ARGENTINA: women: 7,5 ; men: 6,4
    • BAHAMAS: women: ... ; men: ...
    • BARBADOS: women: ... ; men: ...
    • BELIZE: women: ... ; men: ...
    • BOLIVIA: women: 36,6 ; men: 15,8
    • BRAZIL: women: 24,7 ; men: 22,2
    • CHILE: women: 7,6 ; men: 6,7
    • COLOMBIA: women: 19,0 ; men: 16,0
    • COSTA RICA: women: 10,1 ; men: 9,6
    • CUBA: women: 7,2 ; men: 5,8
    • DOMINICA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: women: 31,0 ; men: 29,1
    • EL SALVADOR: women: 56,1 ; men: 44,5
    • ECUADOR: women: 19,0 ; men: 12,0
    • GRENADA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • GUADELOUPE: women: 13,3 ; men: 14,8
    • GUATEMALA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • GUYANA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • GUYANE FRANÇAISE: women: 20,5 ; men: 20,4
    • HAITI: women: 76,0 ; men: 69,4
    • HONDURAS: women: 43,0 ; men: 40,0
    • JAMAICA: women: 17,3 ; men: 26,4
    • LEEWARD AND WINDWARD: women: 8,5 ; men: 7,2
    • MARTINIQUE: women: 9,0 ; men: 11,6
    • MEXICO: women: 20,4 ; men: 12,7
    • NICARAGUA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • PANAMA: women: 15,0 ; men: 13,0
    • PARAGUAY: women: 19,9 ; men: 12,1
    • PERU: women: 34,6 ; men: 13,2
    • PORTO RICO: women: 13,8 ; men: 11,8
    • SAINT LUCIA: women: ... ; men: ...
    • SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS: women : 3,2 ; men: 3,8
    • SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: women: ... ; men: ...
    • SURINAME: women: ... ; men: ...
    • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: women: 5,8 ; men: 2,4
    • URUGUAY: women: 5,3 ; men: 6,6
    • VENEZUELA: women: 14,1 ; men: 10,9
      Sources: Wistat & Unesco (Nations Unies)
       

  3. Percentage of women among university teachers (1990)  
    • AMERICAN VIRGIN ISLANDS: 41 %
    • ANTIGUA & BARBADOS: ... %
    • ARGENTINA: 35 %
    • BAHAMAS: 48 %
    • BARBADOS: 23
    • BELIZE: ...%
    • BOLIVIA: ...%
    • BRAZIL: 41 %
    • CHILE: 20 %
    • COLOMBIA: 24 %
    • COSTA RICA: ...%
    • CUBA: 45 %
    • DOMINICA: 33 %
    • EL SALVADOR: 33 %
    • ECUADOR: ...%
    • GRENADA: ...%
    • GUADELOUPE: ...%
    • GUATEMALA: ...%
    • GUYANA: 29 %
    • GUYANE FRANÇAISE: ... %
    • HAITI: 17 %
    • HONDURAS: 29 %
    • JAMAIQUE: 29 %
    • LEEWARD AND WINDWARD: ...%
    • MARTINIQUE: ...%
    • MEXICO: ...%
    • NICARAGUA: 31 %
    • PANAMA: 30 %
    • PARAGUAY: ...%
    • PERU: 16 %
    • PORTO RICO: ...%
    • SAINT LUCIA: 34 %
    • SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS: 42 %
    • SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: 53 %
    • SURINAME: 10 %
    • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: 11 %<
    • URUGUAY: 30 %
    • VENEZUELA: ...% 
      Sources: Wistat & Unesco (Nations Unies)

The statistics used here are from the United Nations, The World' Women 1995 - Trends and Statistics (United Nations publications, Sales No. E.95XII.2
(In French, F.95. XII.2) and are quoted with permission. Further information on United Nations gender statistics may be found at the
United Nations Statistics Division's Internet home page http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd

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