This research provides a strong case for an increased investment in adults and adult education. These outcomes directly impact all Americans in that they contribute to a healthy economy, increase employment, reduce public assistance, and lower health care costs.

This report from ProLiteracy discusses the current status of adult literacy in the United States and its implications, and presents research that outlines the positive long-term outcomes for adults when adult literacy programs are accessible and adequately funded. This report shows how these positive long-term outcomes for adults correlate with a positive impact on so many of the socioeconomic issues affecting the United States. (March 2017)