People ages 15 to 24 worldwide represent the best-educated generation in history, a United Nations report concludes.
“World Youth Report 2005: Young People Today, and in 2015" is available for purchase from the United Nations.
Four out of every five people in the age group are enrolled in or have completed secondary school, it says. Still, some 130 million people in that age range are illiterate.
The report also examines other factors affecting the condition of youths, such as poverty, employment, health, juvenile delinquency, and drug abuse.
A version of this article appeared in the October 12, 2005 edition of Education Week