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Determinants of Spatial Heterogeneity of Functional Illiteracy among School-Aged Children in the Philippines: An Ecological Study

Owada, Kei; Nielsen, Mark; Lau, Colleen; Yakob, Laith; Clements, Archie; Leonardo, Lydia; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo


Functional literacy is one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Functional literacy indicators are likely to vary between locations given the geographical variability of its major determinants. This property poses a challenge to decisions around efficient allocation of population services and resources to mitigate the impact of functional literacy in populations most in need. Using functional literacy indicators of 11,313 school-aged children...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16010137
Access Rights: Open Access


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