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Literacy Profile of Ontario’s Youth


  • Kapsalis, Constantine


This study develops a literacy profile of Ontario's youth (ages 17 to 25) using data from the International Adult Literacy Survey. The analysis concentrates on Canadian-born youth only. Because of sample limitations, it was not possible to explore the literacy skills of foreign-born youth. IALS classifies respondents into 5 levels of literacy, across 3 literacy domains: document, prose, and quantitative literacy. Most researchers consider level 3 as the minimum necessary literacy level. Individuals scoring at the lowest two levels may be expected to face significant literacy barriers at the workplace and in everyday life.

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  • Kapsalis, Constantine, 2000. "Literacy Profile of Ontario’s Youth," MPRA Paper 26139, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:26139

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    1. Kapsalis, Constantine, 1997. "Employee Training: An International Perspective," MPRA Paper 25754, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    literacy; youth;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education


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