Differing skill requirements across countries and over time


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Author: Ryan, Chris; Sinning, Mathias G.


This report investigates skill matches to job requirements for workers in Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada. The research takes advantage of two international surveys coordinated by Statistics Canada and the OECD: the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALLS) survey. These two surveys, conducted 10 years apart, contain unique information about the literacy skills of workers and the frequency with which they undertake a range of literacy and numeracy related tasks. These data allow the authors to investigate skill matches to job...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Research; Literacy; Numeracy

Keywords: Survey; Skill needs; Skill development; Job requirements

Geographic subjects: Australia; New Zealand; Oceania; United States; Canada; North America

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2011

Physical description: 37 p.

ISBN: 9781921955525 (print); 9781921955518 (web)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 104.42

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