How does illiteracy affect the US economy?
== == Illiteracy means human capital is underdeveloped or the
labor force is not skilled. This will deter investors since
investors would not be too keen on investing in an economy with
unskilled workers or the work received by this part of the labor
force would generate low levels of income which would reduce their
disposable income and in turn will make them financially
vulnerable. Thus from an economic standpoint investors will be
deterred and from a social standpoint, there could be unemployment
or poverty which causes a whole host of other problems.