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Title Learning a living : first results of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey.

Published Ottawa : Statistics Canada ; Paris : OECD, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  374.0124 LEAR {Bund4 20110303}    AVAILABLE
Physical description 332 p. ; 30 cm.
Contents 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.
Summary "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.
Other author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Statistics Canada.
Subject Ability -- OECD countries -- Testing.
Skilled labor -- OECD countries.
Functional literacy -- OECD countries.
Adult education -- OECD countries.
Life skills -- OECD countries.
Labor force -- OECD countries.
Communication and technology -- OECD countries.
Information technology -- OECD countries.
ISBN 9789264010383