Comparative Analysis on the Indicators of Average Years of Education and Adult Illiteracy Rate
This paper is a comparative analysis, which mainly compares two education development level indicators of Average Years of Education (AYE) and Adult Illiteracy Rate (AIR). In China, AIR is influenced by elder illiteracy seriously. This article, firstly analyzes the problems of using AIR, and secondly introduces the indicator of AYE and compares the two indicators. Finally, points out the conclusion, that it should be using AYR to replace AIR to measure regional education development level. Thus, we could get the values which are more realistic and more reliable.
Zhihua Xu, Gang Shen and Sally Lin
H. W. Cui "Comparative Analysis on the Indicators of Average Years of Education and Adult Illiteracy Rate", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 171-172, pp. 508-511, 2011