Ageing and Skills: A Review and Analysis of Skill Gain and Skill Loss Over the Lifespan and Over Time (2012)

OECD Education Working Papers, No. 72

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The authors of this paper note that, as the population ages, the relationship between aging and skills is becoming an important policy issue. Their goal is to provide an overview of what is known about age-skill profiles and to carry out an analysis that shows how data based on repeated measures can be used to estimate skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan and over time.

They note that data from the 1994-1998 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003-2007 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL) will be linked with the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This offers a unique opportunity to examine trends over time for a wide range of countries.

In addition to analyzing statistical data, the authors summarize a variety of studies pertaining to the effects of both genetics and early learning in the development of skills. They use a variety of charts and graphs to present the information clearly.

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Richard Desjardins and Ame Jonas Warnke. Ageing and Skills: A Review and Analysis of Skill Gain and Skill Loss Over the Lifespan and Over Time 2012. Web. 23 Sep. 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5k9csvw87ckh-en>
Richard Desjardins & Ame Jonas Warnke (2012). Ageing and Skills: A Review and Analysis of Skill Gain and Skill Loss Over the Lifespan and Over Time. Retrieved September 23, 2020, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5k9csvw87ckh-en
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