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The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality.
This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIACC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 22 OECD member countries and two partner countries. The survey was designed to provide insights into the availability of some key skills and how they are used at work and at home through the direct assessment of key information processing skills
Education GPS is the source for internationally comparable data on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes. Accessible any time, in real time, the Education GPS provides you with the latest information on how countries are working to develop high-quality and equitable education systems.
Unemployment is high and large numbers of children and adults do not have the basic skills necessary to thrive in today’s global economy. We need to kick-start a global skills revolution and build the policies that will save a whole generation, said OECD Secretary-General.
English, PDF, 437kb
A Skills beyond School Review of England. Summary in English.
England should expand the provision of postsecondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of students and employers, according to a new OECD report.
English, PDF, 4,200kb
A Skills beyond School Review of England. OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training. This book examines vocational education and training programmes in England, including coverage of how they are changing, how they are funded, how they are linked to academic and university programmes and how employers and unions are involved.
English, PDF, 2,161kb
This year, more than 23 million people across the OECD and other G20 countries will start university for the first time. They are about to commit themselves to years of study, expecting to gain not just a diploma but also the specific knowledge and skills required to fulfil the needs of their profession and their everyday life.
The NZ labour market is among the most flexible in the OECD, and outcomes for its young people have been among the best. However, labour-market opportunities are heavily determined by initial education, where New Zealand’s system is also successful and innovative in many ways.
Education at a Glance 2013: Highlights summarises the OECD’s flagship compendium of education statistics, Education at a Glance.