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Title: Analyzing U.S. Young Adults' Skills by Student and Employment Status: Methodology for a New PIAAC Variable with Initial Results
Description: The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a cyclical, large-scale study of adult cognitive skills and life experiences. The study focuses on cognitive skills in three domains: literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments. The purpose of this report is to provide researchers a simple and efficient way of investigating policy issues related to young adults (age 16-34) and their transition into the labor force using PIAAC data. In particular, the report introduces a student-and-employment status variable, explains how this variable was developed, and illustrates the use of the variable, reporting skills by student and employment status. The initial PIAAC 2012/2014 First Look report was released in 2016.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 2018
Web Release: June 19, 2018
Publication #: NCES 2018122
Center/Program: NCES
Associated Centers: IES
Type of Product: Data File
Survey/Program Areas: Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL)
International Activities Program (IAP)
Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Data File, please contact:
Holly Xie.