Does reading proficiency at age 15 affect employment earnings in young adulthood?

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Previous research has suggested that skills acquired at a young age, such as reading or math skills, may have an impact on the early labour market outcomes of individuals. In this study, tax data linked to the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) are used to examine the association between background factors at age 15 (including reading proficiency) and employment earnings in young adulthood for a cohort of respondents who were aged 15 in 2000.

Issue Number: 2019001
Author(s): Gibson, Laura; Rodriguez, Carlos; Ferguson, Sarah-Jane; Zhao, John; Hango, Darcy
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