Investing in literacy

The ability to read also significantly influences income (OECD’s report ‘Education at a Glance’ 2014). Two studies – one from The Netherlands and one from Ireland – show that investing in literacy improves the stock of human capital and enable economic growth. (NALA: Seeking a refreshed Adult Literacy and Numercy Strategy. 2009.; PWC: Het rendement van taaltrajecten binnen het programma ´Taal voor het Leven. 2014.)