Links Between Literacy and Numeracy Skills and Labour Market Outcomes

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This paper by Anthony Shomos was released on 20 October 2010.


  • Preliminaries
    Cover, Copyright, Contents, Acknowledgments and Abbreviations
  • Key points
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    1.1 Background and previous research
    1.2 Aim of the paper and analytical approach
  • Chapter 2 Defining and measuring literacy and numeracy
    2.1 Literacy and numeracy as an element of human capital
    2.2 The formal or abstract approach to literacy and numeracy
    2.3 The functional approach to literacy and numeracy
    2.4 Social and cultural approaches to literacy and numeracy
    2.5 The Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (2006)
  • Chapter 3 A profile of literacy and numeracy skills in Australia
    3.1 Australian literacy and numeracy skills compared over time and with other countries
    3.2 How do skills vary across demographic groups?
  • Chapter 4 Literacy and numeracy skills and labour market outcomes
    4.1 Literacy and numeracy skills and labour force participation
    4.2 Literacy and numeracy skills and occupation
    4.3 Literacy and numeracy skills and income
  • Chapter 5 Econometric method and variable construction
    5.1 Econometric models of labour force participation and wages
    5.2 Variables used in the analysis
    5.3 Estimation sample
  • Chapter 6 Modelling results
    6.1 Labour force participation results
    6.2 Wages model results
    6.3 Summary of modelling results
  • Chapter 7 Concluding remarks
    7.1 Summary of findings
    7.2 Future research areas
  • Appendix A Descriptive statistics
  • Appendix B Estimation output
  • References

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