Adult Skills in Focus

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2412-1401 (online)
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10.1787/24121401
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Adult Skills in Focus is a series of policy-oriented notes designed to describe the results from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills in a concise, user-friendly way.
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  N° 5   28 Mar 2017
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Do socio-economic disparities in skills grow between the teenage years and young adulthood?
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The striking cross-national variation in socio-economic disparities in skills gaps among 15-year-olds, and the evolution of these gaps between the ages of 15 and 27, raises the question of what policies and institutional arrangements may explain such...
  N° 4   30 Sep 2016
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What is the relationship between education, literacy and self-reported health?
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Highly-educated and highly-skilled individuals are more likely to report better health than the less-educated and less-skilled, even when comparing individuals with similar background characteristics. The difference in self-reported health that is...
  N° 3   26 Apr 2016
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What does age have to do with skills proficiency?
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The Survey of Adult Skills finds that adults aged 55 to 65 are less proficient in literacy and numeracy than adults aged 25 to 34. But differences in skills proficiency that are related to age vary widely across countries, implying that skills...
  N° 2   14 Apr 2016
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What does low proficiency in literacy really mean?
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The Survey of Adult Skills finds that even adults with the lowest proficiency in literacy possess some basic reading skills, although the level of these skills varies considerably across countries. Basic reading skills are revealed in both the...
  N° 1   23 June 2015
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Does having digital skills really pay off?
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Having the highest levels of skills in problem solving using ICT (information and communication technologies) increases chances of participating in the labour force by six percentage points compared with adults who have the lowest levels of these...
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