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OECD Skills Outlook 2013

First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills

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This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 22 OECD member countries and two partner countries. The PIAAC survey was designed to provide insights into the availability of some key skills and how they are used at work and at home through the direct assessment of key information processing skills: literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in technology-rich environments.  The book examines the social and economic context, the supply of  key information processing skills,  who has these skills at what level, the supply of and demand for these skills in the labour market,  the acquisition and maintenance of skills over a lifetime, and how proficiency in these skills translates into better economic and social outcomes.

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Overview

Foreword and Acknowledgements Reader’s Guide Executive Summary Overview Chapter 1. Social and Economic Context Chapter 2. The Supply of Key Information Processing Skills Chapter 3. Who Has Low, Medium and High Levels of Information Processing Skills Chapter 4. The Supply of , Demand for, and Use of Key Information Processing Skills and other Generic Skills in Labour Markets Chapter 5. How Key Information Processing Skills Are Acquired and Maintained over a Lifetime Chapter 6. How Key Information Processing Skills Translate into Better Economic and Social Outcomes OECD Skills Outlook Tables of results OECD Skills Outlook additional tables

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