Self-assessed returns to adult education: life-long learning and the educationally disadvantaged

The standard conclusion from adult learning studies is that, far from providing an opportunity for ‘second chance’ education, life-long learning is the exemplar par excellence of the ‘rich getting richer’. Would the educationally disadvantaged actually improve their labour market situation were they to pursue more education and training? The answer to this question hinges on why the least educated are also the least likely to upgrade their skills. There are two competing hypotheses. The first hypothesis suggests that participation differences reflect the fact that less educated individuals are ... Show more

Authors: Myers, Karen; Myles, John

Corporate authors: Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN)

Published: Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Policy Research Networks, 2005

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 40 p.

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