The first findings from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) were published in October in the OECD Skills Outlook 2013. For a summary of the main findings see PIAAC First Key Findings Skills Outlook 2013.
While the findings show in general that…
…the study also concludes that more education does not automatically translate into better skills: the results showed considerable variation among individuals with similar qualifications/education, both within and across countries. Indeed, the whole report is highly recommended, interesting and inspiring reading!
A large part of the SkillsREAL-project will be based on the PIAAC data, which we shall analyse further, in line with our problem-setting.