2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:15C-17 - Findings, declarations relative to adult literacy.
34:15C-17 Findings, declarations relative to adult literacy.
1.The Legislature finds and declares that:
a.Education affects an individual's employability, wages, productivity, ability to function effectively in the family and community, and ultimately, it affects the State's economic well-being;
b.Low literacy skills rob individuals of their future and undermine the economy of the State;
c.Almost one-half of New Jersey's adults function at the lowest levels of literacy as defined by the National Adult Literacy Survey;
d.Low literacy levels are related to crime, unemployment and underemployment, public assistance, and many other social problems on which the State invests hundreds of millions of dollars each year;
e.A literate population is a precondition for solving many of society's ills; and
f.Developing a solid, well-coordinated literacy delivery system will enhance the chances of adults' success in the labor market and in society as a whole.
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