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Author Shomos, Anthony

Title Links between literacy and numeracy skills and labour market outcomes / Anthony Shomos
Published Melbourne : Productivity Commission, 2010
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 MELB  331.114230994 Sho/Lbi  Staff W/Paper.  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 78 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Series Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper
Staff working paper (Australia. Productivity Commission) ; August 2010
Summary "This paper utilises data from a 2006 survey on the literacy and numeracy skills of the Australian adult population. Analysis reveals that literacy and numeracy skills for nearly half of the population were assessed at either levels 1 (the lowest level) or 2, both of which are below the minimum level deemed necessary to participate in a knowledge-based economy (level 3), [and they] vary according to a number of factors, and were generally highest for people who had either undertaken higher levels of education, were born in an English speaking country or were of prime working age (20-44 years old). Models were used to estimate the effect of improved literacy and numeracy skills on the probability of labour force participation and on wages. Results confirm previous research in the human capital literature -- that improving literacy and numeracy skills has a positive, statistically significant effect on labour market outcomes."--Key points, p. viii
Notes "August 2010"
Subject Labor market -- Australia -- Effect of education on
Literacy -- Australia.
Numeracy -- Australia.
Author Australia. Productivity Commission.
ISBN 9781740373265
Other Titles Literacy and numeracy skills and labour market