University graduates with lower levels of literacy and numeracy skills

Articles and reports: 75-006-X201400114094

Description:

This article examines the share of adults aged 25 to 65 with a university degree who have lower literacy skills, lower numeracy skills, or both, and the factors most likely to be associated with lower literacy or numeracy skills among university graduates. In this article, individuals with lower literacy and lower numeracy are defined as those who scored at level 2 or below (out of 5 levels) in tests administered to survey respondents who participated in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

Issue Number: 2014001
Author(s): Hango, Darcy
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