Closing the Numeracy Gap

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The importance of literacy in a fast-paced, technology-laden society hardly needs an explanation. Even small increases boost economic prospects for individuals and the economy as a whole. A recent report entitled "Closing the Numeracy Gap" argues the same is true where numbers are concerned, suggesting that everything from wages to GDP benefit from even modest advances in number skills. Emily Sandford Brown, author of the report, talks with Steve Paikin about why numeracy is important.
Episode:
Know Your Numbers
Aired:
Apr 19, 2016
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