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The Connection Between Literacy and Work: Implications for Social Assistance Recipients


  • Kapsalis, C.Finnie, R.


This study focuces on the effect of education and work on the literacy of social assistance recipients, using the recent International Adult Literacy Survey. To get a clearer picture of the relationship among these three factors, the sample is restricted to ages 26 to 25, since many younger Canadians are still attending school.

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  • Kapsalis, C.Finnie, R., 1998. "The Connection Between Literacy and Work: Implications for Social Assistance Recipients," Papers r-98-1e, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources Development.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:cagohu:r-98-1e

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    1. Vicky Barham & Maurice Marchand & Pierre Pestieau, 1991. "Education and Poverty Trap," Working Papers 830, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
    2. Kapsalis, Constantine, 1997. "Employee Training: An International Perspective," MPRA Paper 25754, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Cited by:

    1. Sherri Torjman, 2000. "Integrating the Unemployed Through Customized Training," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 26(s1), pages 221-233, July.
    2. Kapsalis, Constantine & Tourigny, Pierre, 2002. "Profiles and Transitions of Groups at Risk of Social Exclusion: Lone Parents," MPRA Paper 25751, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    JEL classification:

    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General


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