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Promoting Reading in Finland

The Finnish Reading Center

http: / / www.lukukeskus.fi /

The Finish reading centre “Lukukeskus“ offers events such as public readings with authors or reading events four children and young people, aiming to foster an interest in reading for pleasure and a liking for literature. The reading centre also publishes three literary magazines with reviews and reading recommendations: “Vinski“ targets children, “Lukufiilis“ addresses young people, and “Kiiltomato.net“ is a bilingual online review medium focusing on book reviews.
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More Information

Total population
5 266 114

Languages
Finnish, Swedish (official)
Sami (recognized regional language)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 100%
Male: 100%
Female: 100%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)
10.4%

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 97%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 91%
Tertiary (gross) enrolment: 77%
School life expectancy: 17.0 years

Government expenditure
12.3% goes to education

Unemployment (age 15-24)
18.9%

Sources:
CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia

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