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Title Learning a living [electronic resource] : first results of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey
Imprint Ottawa : Statistics Canada ; Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, c2005
book jacket
Descript 332 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Note Title from e-book title screen (viewed September 15, 2008)
Includes bibliographical references
Based on the Adult Literacy and Life Skills survey conducted in Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Mexico (Nuevo Leon), Norway, and the United States of America in 2003 and 2004, this book presents an initial set of findings that shed new light on the twin processes of skill gain and loss. The book opens with an explanation of the goals and conceptual approach of the survey and comparative profiles of adult skills in participating countries. It then looks at the relationship between education and skills and adult learning and skills. Additional chapters compare the employability of younger and older populations in participating countries, skills and economic outcomes, skills and information and communications technologies, skills and immigration, the effects of parental education on skills, and the effect of skills on health.--Publisher's description
Available also on the Internet
Electronic reproduction. UK : MyiLibrary, 2008 Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to MIL affiliated libraries
Subject Functional literacy
Life skills
Social surveys
Alfabetización funcional
Habilidades para la vida
Encuestas sociales
Vaardigheden. gtt
Alfabetisme. gtt
Volwassenen. gtt
Habiletés de base -- Canada -- Statistiques
Alphabétisme -- Canada -- Statistiques
Electronic books. local
Alt Author MyiLibrary
Govt. Doc# 54059 2005
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