The impact of literacy, numeracy and computer skills on earnings and employment outcomes

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Author: Lane, Marguerita; Conlon, Gavan


This paper examines which incremental increases in numeracy skills, literacy skills and skills and readiness in using information and communication technology (ICT) for problem solving have the biggest impact on employment participation and related labour market outcomes, and how these compare to incremental increases in educational attainment. The source of the data is the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills, a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). Using the 2012 PIAAC data, the authors' analysis confirms that there are significantly...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Outcomes; Research; Literacy; Numeracy; Employment

Keywords: OECD country; Survey; Return on education and training; Technological literacy; Employability

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2016

Physical description: 44 p.

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ISSN: 1993-9019 (online)

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 123.1320

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