Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada (2001)

This study uses Canadian data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to investigate the relationship between labour market success and literacy skills, specifically prose literacy, document literacy and quantitative literacy or numeracy. Earnings is the most commonly used and widely accepted measure of labour market success. It has the advantage of incorporating the dimensions of both ‘price'—that is, the wage rate—and ‘quantity'—the number of hours worked per week or the number of weeks worked per year. Accordingly, this paper focusses on the relationship between literacy and annual, weekly and hourly earnings. This paper also takes into other factors that influence labour market outcomes, such as educational attainment, gender and experience.

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2001-01-01
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David A. Green and W. Craig Riddell. Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada 2001. Web. 5 Jul. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/nls/ials/numeracy/english/numeracy.pdf>
David A. Green & W. Craig Riddell (2001). Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada. Retrieved July 5, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/nls/ials/numeracy/english/numeracy.pdf
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