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Plain Language Summaries: Inequalities in Literacy Skills Among Youth in Canada and the United States (2008)

This paper is part of a series of documents that explain, in straightforward language, a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-10-02

Plain Language Summaries: Employee Training - An International Perspective (2007)

The author of this document provides a plain-language summary of a Statistics Canada report that used data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to compare employee training in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, and Sweden.

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2012-09-27

Plain Language Summaries: Benchmarking Adult Literacy in North America: An International Comparative Study (2007)

This document is one of a series prepared as part of a National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed helping users quickly identify the usefulness of online research documents from Statistics Canada.

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2012-09-21

Job-related training of older workers (2012)

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 24, No. 2 - April 20, 2012

This study found that older workers are still significantly less likely to participate in job-related training than their counterparts in the 25-54 age range, even after taking labour market and socio-demographic factors into account.

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2012-09-19

State of the Field Review: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) (2006)

Prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) is the practice of acknowledging the information, skills, and understanding that adult learners have gained through paths other than formal education.

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2012-09-12

Plain Language Summaries : Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada (2008)

In this document, the author offers a plain-language summary of a 2001 Statistics Canada report that used Canadian data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to investigate the relationship between labour market success and literacy skills. The specific skills measured in IALS were prose literacy, document literacy, and numeracy.

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2012-09-10

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy and Literacy Training of Francophones in Canada: Results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (2008)

This paper is part of a series of documents that explain, in straightforward language, a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-09-05

Plain Language Summaries: Gaining and losing literacy skills over the life course (2008)

This document is part of a National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed at providing a way of quickly identifying the usefulness and relevancy of online, full-text research documents from Statistics Canada.

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2012-08-28

Economic Downturn and Educational Attainment (2012)

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The global economy went through a volatile period between 2008 and 2011. In Canada, that period was marked by an economic downturn that began in the fourth quarter of 2008 and was followed by a time of apparent recovery in employment after the third quarter of 2009.

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2012-08-20

The Implementation of the Skills Development Employment Benefit Program: A Preliminary Look (2000)

This report was prepared for the Toronto Training Board, an independent, non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors representing business, labour, women, persons with disabilities, visible/racial minorities, Francophones and educators/trainers.

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2012-08-14

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