Literacy skill level and household income are positively correlated with each other. Higher literacy skill correlates to higher household income and lower literacy skill correlates to lower household income. Improving literacy can benefit the Canadian economy “by reducing costs in areas such as social assistance, healthcare, and justice; increasing productivity and earnings” (Frontier College – National Forum on Literacy and Poverty, 2017, p.2). The same paper stresses that proper literacy education must be delivered at the community level. Increasing the levels of education and literacy in a country is one tool to help lift people out of poverty, and these experiences are further explored in this section.