Introduction -- The why, what and how of the ALL survey -- Comparative profiles of adult skills -- Education and skills -- Skills and adult learning -- Skills and the labour force -- Skills and the nature of the workplace -- Skills and economic outcomes -- Skills and information and communication technologies -- Skills and immigration -- Skills, parental education and literacy practice in daily life -- Skills and health -- Directions for further work -- Annex A. A construct-centered approach to understanding what was measured in the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey -- Annex B. Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey survey methodology -- Annex C. Prinicpal participants in the project.
"This report is meant to assist individuals, educators, employers and other decision makers in four areas: removing skill deficits that act as barriers to innovation, productivity and high rates of economic growth; limiting and reversing social exclusion and income inequality; reducing the unit cost of delivering public health care and education services; improving quality in a broad range of contexts from public services to quality of life."--p. 3.