Research and analysis
Adult skills international survey 2012: low skills impact on employment
Explores the relationship between low skills and workers' performance in England, compared to OECD countries. BIS research paper 183.
Ref: BIS/14/1035 PDF, 538KB, 38 pages
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This report concentrates on how low skills are related to labour market involvement and productivity in England. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) Survey of Adult Skills and England national report found that England’s performance was like the average of other participating OECD countries for literacy and below the OECD average for numeracy. Though, England and Northern Ireland were more efficient at using these skills than many other countries. Workers in England and Northern Ireland also used skills like reading and numeracy in work more frequently than the OECD average, and had relatively high productivity.
See the Adult Skills Survey collection page for related reports.