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Mikelbank, Kristen; Nelson, Lisa; Lickfelt, Sarah; Coulton, Claudia – Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change (NJ1), 2004
Having low literacy skills could impact everything from reading a newspaper and balancing a checkbook to wise consumer decisions and job advancement. This study estimates adult literacy measures for Cuyahoga County, Ohio and its municipalities. It is also important to have a sense of how many children are at risk for developing literacy problems…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Municipalities, Needs Assessment, Educational Attainment
Hollenbeck, Kevin; Kimmel, Jean – 2001
The linkages between disability and health status and the returns to education and basic skills training were examined through an analysis of data from wave 3 of the 1993 panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation and the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS). The data sets were used to estimate standard wage equations with…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Cost Estimates
Johnson, Hans P.; Tafoya, Sonya M. – 1999
Data from the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) were used to assess the prospects of California's welfare population versus those of the U.S. welfare population. Welfare recipients were found to have substantially lower basic skills than other adults do. Although 58% of California adults with basic skills and demographic characteristics…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis
Sticht, Thomas G. – 2000
In the United States and Canada alike, expressions of concern over the fact that the demand for skilled workers far exceeds the current supply have been heard repeatedly. However, several studies would seem to indicate that, as familiar as these claims about the supply and demand for skilled workers may be, they are very contentious. If a Hudson…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment