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.

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The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and the measurement of human capital

This chapter briefly discusses the concept of “human capital” and examines the extent to which the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) assesses some of its components. It also compares the strengths and weaknesses of using direct measures of skills, such as those afforded by the Survey of Adult Skills, with those of using educational attainment to assess human capital.

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