Problem-solving Skills and Labour Market Outcomes - Results from the Latest Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) - ARCHIVED

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The Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey assessed four foundation skills thought to be essential for social, professional and economic success - prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy and problem solving. Eleven countries, including Canada, participated in the most recent Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, which was conducted in two main waves between 2002 and 2008.This article summarizes the key findings reported in that report, focusing on problem-solving skills, their definition, distribution in the labour force and related labour market outcomes.

Issue Number: 2012001
Author(s): McMullen, Kathryn
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