Statistics

Geographical distribution of Adult Literacy Skills in Canada based on local area estimates (2007)

This report provides maps of adult literacy skills for each of Canada’s provinces and territories and for its three largest cities, based on data from the 2001 Canadian Census, and from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), conducted by Statistics Canada and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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2013-03-08

Where Did They Go? Post-Secondary Experiences, Attitudes & Intentions of 2005/06 BC High School Graduates Who Did Not Pursue Public Post-Secondary Education in British Columbia by Fall 2007 (2009)

By the end of the fall term of 2007, 42 percent of British Columbia’s 2005/06 high school graduation cohort had not registered at a public post-secondary institution. In March 2008, about 2,000 of these graduates were surveyed to find out more about them, their plans, and the reasons behind their decisions regarding postsecondary education.

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2013-02-27

Measuring Productivity in the Service Sector (2009)

In this study, the authors examine the literature about the difficulties of measuring productivity in the service sector in general, and in the tourism /hospitality industry in particular.

There are many reasons offered to explain the low productivity and productivity growth slowdown in the service sector, the authors note. The unsatisfactory definition of service productivity and measurement errors are mostly to blame.

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2013-01-10

Labour Productivity in the Canadian Tourism Sector (2010)

This study uses a number of indicators to calculate labour productivity for the tourism sector and, in turn, to determine to what extent demographic characteristics of the labour force affect labour productivity.

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2013-01-04

Investing in Upskilling: Gains for Individuals, Employers and Government - in focus: benefit receipt payments (2012)

This report is part of a project undertaken for the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), exploring the relationship between literacy and income.

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2012-11-28

From Poverty to Prosperity: Literacy's Impact on Canada's Economic Success - In focus: labour market engagement (2012)

Based on their analysis of data from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) and other sources, the authors of this report conclude that there is little doubt that literacy and poverty are closely linked. The authors go on to explore the implications of this relationship for public policy.

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2012-11-23

Learning and Earning: Linking Literacy and Poverty using IALS Data on Earnings: A literature review (2012)

This literature review, which uses data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to explore the relationship between literacy and poverty, is part of a project undertaken for the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN).

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2012-11-13

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

This document is housed on the OECD server.

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.

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2012-11-09

Fact Sheet - Economic Impact of Small Business (2011)

This fact sheet examines the impact of small businesses on the economy.

The authors note that Canadian small businesses employ almost half of the country’s workforce, proving that the success of small businesses has a profound effect on the economy.

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2012-10-22

Health Literacy and immigrants in Canada: Determinants and effects on health outcomes (2010)

The authors of this study use data from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to determine whether there are differences in health literacy and health outcomes between immigrants and those born in Canada.

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2012-10-10

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