Youth in transition: how do some of the cohorts participating in PISA fare in PIAAC?

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This paper uses data from [OECD Programme for International Student Assessment] PISA and the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) to examine the evolution of socio-economic and gender disparities in literacy and numeracy proficiency between the ages of 15 and 27 in the sample of countries that took part in both studies. Socio-economic disparities are exacerbated between the age of 15 and 27 and the socio-economic gap in proficiency widens, particularly among low-achievers. Gender disparities in literacy at age 15 are marked across the performance spectrum but are particularly wide among...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Literacy; Numeracy; Skills and knowledge; Performance; Gender; Equity; Youth; Research

Keywords: Comparative analysis; Competence; OECD country; Socioeconomic background; Youth transitions

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2017

Physical description: 117 p.

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Also called: Youth in transition: how do some of the cohorts participating in Programme for International Student Assessment fare in Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies?

Related items: TD/TNC 127.1042

ISSN: 1993-9019 (online)

A related paper, 'Do socio-economic disparities in skills grow between the teenage years and young adulthood?', is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.1042.

Resource type: Working paper

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Call number: TD/TNC 127.1044

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