Undereducation

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Skills, Occupational Assignment and the Returns to Over- and Under-Education (2008)

This paper is part of a series of summaries 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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2012-10-15

First Canadians, Canadians First: National Strategy on Inuit Education (2011)

The National Strategy on Inuit Education is the result of an initiative launched in 2006. At that time, data suggested that about 75 per cent of Inuit children were not completing high school, and many who did graduate found that their skills and knowledge didn’t compare to those of their non-Aboriginal counterparts.

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2011-09-23

TIES 2 Work - The First Year (2010)

2009 Update

This is the report on the first year of a three-year demonstration project called TIES 2 Work, funded by the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. It facilitates matches between employers and potential employees through 12 weeks of job-specific, essential-skills training, which results in employment at a minimum starting wage.

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2010-02-17

Vibrant Communities Saint John (2006)

Education to Employment - Pathways Out of Poverty

The City of Saint John in New Brunswick faces a challenge as it works to keep its economy growing and to attract new businesses: too few employees have the education and experience employers seek. Thousands of people with low levels of education live in some of Saint John’s poorest areas, struggling to find adequate employment and make ends meet.

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2007-11-06

Measuring Success - International Comparisons and Bottom Lines (2005)

On June 3, 2005, Sue Turner, on behalf of the Western Canada Workplace Essential Skills Training Network (WWestnet), welcomed delegates to Measuring Success: International Comparisons and Bottom Lines. Sue explained that the conference sessions would feature the preliminary findings of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) and

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2006-05-30

Literacy Skills, Occupational Assignment and the Returns to Over- and Under-Education (2002)

This study uses data from the Canadian panel of the International Adult Literacy Survey to examine the relations between schooling, literacy and occupational assignment and to determine the extent to which returns to over- and under-education are in fact returns to literacy skills. Two measures of required training time for the job are used, both of which are based on detailed occupation.

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2003-11-26
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