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Chapter 3: The Socio-Demographic Distribution of Key Information-Processing Skills (Skills Matter 2016)

 

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Figure 3.1 Socio-demographic differences in literacy proficiency
Figure 3.2 Differences in literacy proficiency, by educational attainment
Figure 3.3 Problem-solving proficiency, by educational attainment
Figure 3.4 Differences in literacy proficiency by educational attainment, young adults aged 16‑24
Figure 3.5 Differences in literacy proficiency by educational attainment, young adults aged 20‑24
Figure 3.6 Relationship between skills proficiency and age
Figure 3.7 Age differences in literacy proficiency
Figure 3.8 Problem-solving proficiency among younger and older adults
Figure 3.9 Relationship between literacy and problem solving in technology‑rich environments, by age
Figure 3.10 Gender differences in literacy and numeracy proficiency
Figure 3.11 Gender gap in literacy and numeracy, by age
Figure 3.12 Problem-solving proficiency among women and men
Figure 3.13 Differences in literacy scores between native- and foreign-born adults
Figure 3.14 Differences in literacy scores, by immigrant and language background
Figure 3.15 Problem-solving proficiency among foreign-language immigrants and non-immigrants
Figure 3.16 Differences in literacy proficiency, by parents’ educational attainment
Figure 3.17 The proportion of adults who are low performers
Figure 3.18 Low performers: Synthesis of socio-demographic differences

 

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Table A3.1 (L)    Difference in literacy scores between contrast categories, by socio-demographic characteristics
Table A3.1 (N)    Difference in numeracy scores between contrast categories, by socio-demographic characteristics
Table A3.2 (L)    Mean literacy proficiency, by educational attainment, and score difference between high- and low-educated adults
Table A3.2 (N)    Mean numeracy proficiency, by educational attainment, and score difference between high- and low-educated adults
Table A3.3 (L)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in literacy, by educational attainment
Table A3.3 (N)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in numeracy, by educational attainment
Table A3.3 (P)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in problem solving in technology-rich environments, by educational attainment
Table A3.4 (L)    Mean literacy proficiency among 16-24 and 20-24 year-olds, by educational attainment
Table A3.4 (N)    Mean numeracy proficiency among 16-24 and 20-24 year-olds, by educational attainment
Table A3.5 (L)    Mean literacy proficiency, by age groups, and score difference between youngest and oldest adults
Table A3.5 (N)    Mean numeracy proficiency, by age groups, and score difference between youngest and oldest adults
Table A3.6 (L)    Relationship between age and literacy proficiency
Table A3.6 (N)    Relationship between age and numeracy proficiency
Table A3.6 (P)    Relationship between age and proficiency in problem solving in technology-rich environments proficiency
Table A3.7 (L)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in literacy, by age groups
Table A3.7 (N)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in numeracy, by age groups
Table A3.7 (P)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in problem solving in technology-rich environments, by age groups
Table A3.8 (L)    Relationship between literacy proficiency and problem solving in technology rich-environments, by age groups
Table A3.8 (N)    Relationship between numeracy proficiency and problem solving in technology rich-environments, by age groups
Table A3.9 (L)     Mean literacy proficiency, by gender, and score difference between men and women
Table A3.9 (N)     Mean numeracy proficiency, by gender, and score difference between men and women
Table A3.10 (L)    Mean literacy proficiency, by age and gender
Table A3.10 (N)    Mean numeracy proficiency, by age and gender
Table A3.11 (L)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in literacy, by gender
Table A3.11 (N)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in numeracy, by gender
Table A3.11 (P)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in problem solving in technology-rich environments, by gender
Table A3.12 (L)    Mean literacy proficiency, by immigrant and language background, and score difference between native- and foreign-born adults
Table A3.12 (N)    Mean numeracy proficiency, by immigrant and language background, and score difference between native- and foreign-born adults
Table A3.13 (L)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in literacy, by immigrant and language background
Table A3.13 (N)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in numeracy, by immigrant and language background
Table A3.13 (P)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in problem solving in technology-rich environments, by immigrant and language background
Table A3.14 (L)    Mean literacy proficiency and score difference, by parents’ educational attainment
Table A3.14 (N)    Mean numeracy proficiency and score difference, by parents’ educational attainment
Table A3.15 (L)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in literacy, by parents' educational attainment
Table A3.15 (N)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in numeracy, by parents' educational attainment
Table A3.15 (P)    Percentage of adults at each proficiency level in problem solving in technology-rich environments, by parents' educational attainment
Table A3.16         Percentage of adults who score at or below Level 1 in literacy and/or numeracy
Table A3.17         Percentage of adults who score at or below Level 1 in literacy and/or numeracy, by socio-demographic characteristics
Table A3.18         Likelihood of adults scoring at or below Level 1 in literacy and/or numeracy, by socio-demographic characteristics (average marginal probabilities)

 

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