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This booklet goals to spot what works within the coverage and perform of grownup studying, drawing at the adventure of 9 OECD international locations: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the uk (England). It def

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Adult learning may help improve workers’ skills and productivity, especially useful in periods of rapid technological change. Also, it is often argued that adult learning enhances employability and workers’ ability to cope with job loss. In other words, investment in the human capital of workers may help mobilise labour resources, thereby supporting the growth process (OECD, 2002b). The necessary reliance on human capital in all economic sectors in the nine countries under review calls for a good understanding of how human capital is acquired and kept alive.

Those with highest educational attainment train most and vice versa. Th e se pat te rn s su gg est t ha t edu cat io n an d a dult le ar ni ng ar e complementary. Those who are more educated receive more training, participate in employment that requires high skills use, and therefore have the chance to reinforce their training (OECD, 1999). 5). Rates are much higher for people with higher literacy levels. Again, there is a virtuous circle. An analysis of education and literacy levels of knowledge workers4 showed that those who are either highly 4.

The distribution of wages by training shows that training rates are higher for top wage earners, according to IALS datas (Statistics Canada and Human Resource Development Canada, 2001). In all IALS countries, the bottom 40% of wage earners received less training that the top 60% of wage earners. 11.

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