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Paccagnella, Marco – OECD Publishing, 2016
This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the link between age and proficiency in information-processing skills, based on information drawn from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). The data reveal significant age-related differences in proficiencies, strongly suggesting that proficiency tends to "naturally" decline with age. Age…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Surveys, Adults, Age Differences
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Goodman, Madeline; Finnegan, Robert; Mohadjer, Leyla; Krenzke, Tom; Hogan, Jacquie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a cyclical, large scale study of adult skills and life experience focusing on education and employment that was developed and organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In the United States, the study was conducted in 2011-12 with a…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
Ryan, Chris; Sinning, Mathias – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011
This report comes from a three-year program of research, "Securing Their Future: Older Workers and the Role of VET." Previous work from the program looked at how well workers were matched to their jobs, based on their literacy and numeracy skills and the use of these skills in the workplace. In a continuation of that work, the research…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Skilled Workers, Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy
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Park, Hyunjoon; Kyei, Pearl – Social Forces, 2011
Existing cross-national research on educational attainment does not fully address whether the same level of educational attainment generates the same level of literacy skills in different countries. We analyze literacy skills data for young adults from 19 countries in the 1994-1998 International Adult Literacy Survey and find that in all…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, International Studies, Adult Literacy, Correlation
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Rubenson, Kjell; Desjardins, Richard – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2009
Quantitative and qualitative findings on barriers to participation in adult education are reviewed and some of the defining parameters that may explain observed national differences are considered. A theoretical perspective based on bounded agency is put forth to take account of the interaction between structurally and individually based barriers…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Surveys, Adult Learning
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2005
The Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) is a large-scale co-operative effort undertaken by governments, national statistics agencies, research institutions and multi-lateral agencies. The development and management of the study were co-ordinated by Statistics Canada and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in collaboration with the…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Familiarity, Numeracy, Demography
Centre for Literacy of Quebec, 2002
This bibliography has been prepared in support of "The Centre for Literacy's 2002 Summer Institute: Math for Learning, Math for Life." The references and annotations refer to research and resources specific to topics in adult numeracy teaching and learning. Keywords have been assigned and a keyword index prepared to help readers identify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Adults, Cognitive Ability