The effects of vocational education on adult skills and wages: what can we learn from PIAAC?

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Author: Brunello, Giorgio; Rocco, Lorenzo

Abstract:

Vocational education and training [VET] is highly valued by many. However, there is limited hard evidence that VET can improve education and labour market outcomes. The few existing studies yield mixed results partly due to differences in the structure and quality of VET across countries. In this report [the authors] investigate the effects of VET on adult skills and labour market outcomes by using the [Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies] PIAAC survey. Data comparability across countries, the breadth of countries involved, and the almost unique presence of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge; Income; Research

Keywords: Return on education and training; Wage; Competence; OECD country; Survey; Analysis

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2015

Physical description: 105 p.

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https://doi.org/10.1787/5jrxfmjvw9bt-en

Also called: The effects of vocational education on adult skills and wages: what can we learn from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies?

ISSN: 1815-199X (online)

Resource type: Working paper

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Document number: TD/TNC 121.574

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