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Title:  Working Paper: Adult Literacy: An International Perspective
Description: This report presents the first two chapters of a forthcoming larger report on adult literacy in the United States. These first chapter provides a comparison of the literacy levels of adults in 12 nations -- Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, Australia, Flemish-speaking Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The second chapter takes this same comparative view of the relationship between literacy levels and, respectively, employment, occupational status and income, across all but one of these nations.
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Cover Date: October 1997
Web Release: November 7, 1997
Print Release: November 7, 1997
Publication #: NCES 9733
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Marilyn Binkley, Nancy Matheson, and Trevor Williams
Type of Product: Working Paper
  Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. They are works in progress that are presented to promote the sharing of valuable work experience and knowledge. These papers have not undergone a rigorous review for consistency with NCES standards.
Survey/Program Areas: Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL)
International Activities Program (IAP)
Adult literacy
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