Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168117
Authors: 
Jovicic, Sonja
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Income Distribution, Inequality and Poverty F19-V2
Abstract: 
This paper assesses the role of literacy skills as an equalizer in both educational outcomes and educational opportunities. First, by linking two surveys of adult skills for 11 OECD countries (PIAAC - Survey of Adult Skills (conducted in mid-90s) and IALS - International Adult Literacy Survey (conducted in 2011)), the relationship between performance (average literacy test scores) across countries and within-country skill inequality (dispersion in literacy test scores) is examined...
JEL: 
I21
J62
J68
H52
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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