Saturday, June 2, 2018

Skills of Unemployed Adults

Skills of Unemployed Adults

Tags: unemployed, adults, skills, proficiency, data

The purpose of this report is to present selected results from the first and second rounds of the U.S. PIAAC household data collection (PIAAC 2012/2014). PIAAC reports five proficiency levels for literacy and numeracy and four levels for problem solving in technology-rich environments. This report also provides an international average for scale scores and proficiency levels for variables that are internationally comparable. The following are appended: (1) Members of the PIAAC Subject Matter Expert Groups; (2) PIAAC Scales and Proficiency-Level Descriptions; and (3) Methodology and Technical Notes.

Rampey, B. D., Finnegan, R., Goodman, M., Mohadjer, L., Krenzke, T., Hogan, J., & Provansik, S. (2016). Skills of U.S. unemployed, young, and older adults in sharper focus: Results from the program for the international assessment of adult competencies (PIAAC) 2012/2014. First look. 
Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics.

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