Literacy income relationships

Illiteracy and Poverty in Canada: Toward a Critical Perspective Master Thesis (Papers That Moved Us Forward) (1982)

This study examines the political and economic assumptions that affect the theory and practice of adult literacy and basic education in Canada.

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2000-05-30

Literacy and Disability (2000)

This report has two objectives. One is to illustrate the complexity of the relationships between literacy, disability, employment, education and income. The data illustrating the impact of disability on literacy is explored. The report then demonstrates the value of high literacy skills in the present labour market.

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2000-01-01

The Value of Words: Literacy and Economic Security in Canada (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey(IALS) was a seven-country initiative conducted in the fall of 1994. The Canadian component of the IALS study was primarily funded by the Applied Research Branch and the National Literacy Secretariat of Human Resources Development Canada. This document, published by Statistics Canada, is a report that stems from IALS.

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1998-01-01

How Does Literacy Affect the Health of Canadians? (1998)

A Profile Paper

Literacy is a major variable influencing health in a variety of ways. This paper discusses the significant health impacts of literacy. It identifies why literacy is a health issue and thus is relevant to Health Canada and to its mandate: “helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health”.

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1998-01-01

Getting Ahead in Life (1998)

Does Your Parents' Education Count?

Education is an important determinant of one's position in society, affecting a person's participation in the community and likely success in the labor market. The inherited intellectual capital of the family - forged over the years by generations of family members' achievements at school and work - often plays a large role in a child's educational achievement.

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1998-01-01

Workplace Literacy Issues in Canada (1998)

This is the presentation made by Dr. Harvey Krahn, Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta, as part of the “Breakfast on the Hill” series.

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1998-01-01

The Economic Benefits of Improving Literacy Skills in the Workplace (1997)

Conference Briefing

Enhancing literacy levels in the workplace improves bottom-line performance for Canada's employers and gives employers a better chance for success in their careers. The Results of the Conference Board of Canada's study, The Economic Benefits of Improving Literacy Skills in the Workplace, demonstrate that there are clear economic benefits for both employers and employees in improving workplace literacy.

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1997-10-29

Using The Internet As An Instructional Tool (1997)

This manual is designed to help readers learn about the Internet. The authors examine what the Internet is, how to connect to it, and how to use it. The manual describes the different ways to communicate on the Internet, identifies informative sites, and explains how search tools make finding information simple.

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1997-01-01

Adult Literacy in America (1993)

This report provides a first look at the results of the National Adult Literacy Survey, including the most detailed portrait that has ever been available on the condition of literacy in the US.

Conducted in 1992, the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) assessed adults on three different literacy skills (prose, document, and quantitative) using tasks that represented a broad range of literacy demands encountered in daily life.

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1993-01-01

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