Adult Basic Skills in OECD Countries: Policy Issues and Research Agenda

Author: 
Stern, David; Tuijman, Albert
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

This report considers a sequence of three questions: How might national
and international surveys contribute to a better understanding of the relationship
between schooling and adult basic skills, and second, between basic skills and
dependent variables such as labor force participation, unemployment, and
worker productivity? Further, what kinds of samples and instruments should be
created to achieve this potential gain in understanding? Finally, what must be
done in order to accomplish the desired study design?