The Survey of Adult Skills

Reader's Companion

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This reader’s companion for the Survey of Adult Skills explains what the survey measures and the methodology behind the measurements, provides  content of the background questionnaires, examines the relationship between this survey and other skills surveys, as well the issues of ‘key competencies” and measurements of human capital.

English Slovenian, French


The background questionnaire

This chapter describes the questionnaire that is part of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). The questionnaire collects information on the basic demographic characteristics of respondents; educational attainment and participation; labour force status and employment; social outcomes; the use of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills at work and in everyday life; and the use of a range of other skills at work.

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