Literacy Skills, Occupational Assignment and the Returns to Over- and Under-education
Issue informationThis study compares the pattern of returns to the education required by an individual's job, including education beyond and below that level, to patterns in other countries. It explores the relationship between literacy skills and the educational requirements of an individual's job.
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|Product:||International Adult Literacy Survey [Series]|
|Latest issue:||no. 9||Free|
|Release date:||January 25, 2002|
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Co-published by: Human Resources Development Canada, National Literacy Secretariat. Includes bibliographical references.
The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was a seven-country initiative conducted in the fall of 1994. Its goal: to create comparable literacy profiles across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. The results, published in the report Literacy, economy and society: results of the first International Adult Literacy Survey (Statistics Canada catalogue no. 89-545-XPE) demonstrated a strong plausible link between literacy and a country's economic potential.
adults, analytical products, earnings, job match, labour supply, measurement, occupations, regression analysis, salaries and wages, sex, skills.
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