Cognitive Skills, Educational Attainment and Earnings -Evidence from the International Adult Literacy Survey
AbstractIn this paper a rich and innovative dataset, the International Adult Literacy Survey, is used to examine the impact of cognitive skill/functional literacy earnings. The IALS surveys 12 OECD countries and sub-regions via a consistent questionnaire and includes a number of tests of numeracy and literacy, as well as basic labour market information. This paper examines the effect of these skills on labour market earnings for the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and for Great Britain.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 00/04.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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EDUCATION ; INCOME ; LABOUR MARKET;
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