International Adult Literacy Survey [Series] - ARCHIVED

Journals and periodicals: 89-552-M


The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was a seven-country initiative conducted in the fall of 1994. Its goal was to create comparable literacy profiles across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. Successive waves of the survey now encompass close to 30 countries around the world. This monograph series features detailed studies from the IALS database by literacy scholars and experts in Canada and the United States. The research is primarily funded by Human Resources Development Canada. Monographs focus on current policy issues and cover topics such as adult training, literacy skill match and mismatch in the workplace, seniors' literacy skills and health, literacy and economic security, and many others.

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Literacy and the Labour Market: Cognitive Skills and Immigrant Earnings - ARCHIVEDJuly 21, 2008More information
Learning Literacy in Canada: Evidence from the International Survey of Reading Skills - ARCHIVEDJanuary 9, 2008More information
Literacy and the Labour Market: The Generation of Literacy and Its Impact on Earnings for Native Born Canadians - ARCHIVEDNovember 30, 2007More information
Adult Learning: A Comparative Perspective: Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey - ARCHIVEDOctober 12, 2007More information
Gaining and Losing Literacy Skills over the Lifecourse - ARCHIVEDJuly 6, 2007More information
The Canadian Component of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS): The Situation of Official Language Minorities - ARCHIVEDDecember 19, 2006More information
Human Capital and Canadian Provincial Standards of Living - ARCHIVEDApril 5, 2006More information
Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills: New Frameworks for Assessment - ARCHIVEDMarch 24, 2005More information
The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings - ARCHIVEDSeptember 7, 2004More information
Literacy Scores, Human Capital and Growth Across Fourteen OECD Countries - ARCHIVEDJune 22, 2004More information
Literacy and Literacy Training of Francophones in Canada - ARCHIVEDDecember 6, 2002More information
Literacy Skills, Occupational Assignment and the Returns to Over- and Under-education - ARCHIVEDJanuary 25, 2002More information
Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada - ARCHIVEDMarch 19, 2001More information
Schooling, Literacy and Individual Earnings - ARCHIVEDJune 2, 2000More information
Inequalities in Literacy Skills Among Youth in Canada and the United States - ARCHIVEDSeptember 22, 1999More information
At Risk: Socio-economic Analysis of Health and Literacy Among Seniors - ARCHIVEDNovember 19, 1998More information
Literacy Utilization in Canadian Workplaces - ARCHIVEDAugust 19, 1998More information
The Value of Words: Literacy and Economic Security in Canada - ARCHIVEDMay 27, 1998More information
Employee Training: An International Perspective - ARCHIVEDDecember 12, 1997More information
Literacy Skills of Canadian Youth - ARCHIVEDSeptember 8, 1997More information

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