Thursday May 26, 2016

The impact of literacy, numeracy and computer skills on earnings and employment outcomes is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

Using the 2012 PIAAC data, our analysis confirms that there are significantly higher earnings and employment returns to both increasing levels of formally recognised education, and to increasing levels of numeracy, literacy and Information and communication technologies (ICT) skills proficiencies controlling for the level of education.

Unsurprisingly, the labour market returns to changes in formally recognised levels of education in general exceed the labour market returns associated with increasing levels of skills proficiency. In the case of literacy and numeracy proficiencies, improved literacy and numeracy skills narrow the labour market outcomes gap between individuals with different levels of formally recognised education, but do not close it completely.

(Source: OECD)

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Wednesday May 11, 2016

Did you know that the number of PhD graduates rose by 68% between 2002 and 2011?

According to a recent report by the Conference Board of Canada, there were 6,219 grads in 2011 and more than 47,600 students enrolled in various PhD programs.

The report goes on to look at employment and associated issues since there are more grads and employment in academia.

Please note: the database (mentioned above) is licensed, and is accessible to Carleton University Students, Staff & Faculty.

Read more.

(Source: Ottawa Citizen)

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Tuesday April 05, 2016

New to the collection: government publications published by the OECD.

1. The contribution of mutual recognition to international regulatory co-operation.

2. Encouraging Increased Climate Action by Non-Party Stakeholders.

3. Making Integration Work: Refugees and others in need of protection.

4. Measuring Labour Market Security and Assessing its Implications for Individual Well-Being.

5. Mind the skills gap! Regional and industry patterns in emerging economies.

6. Public-Private Partnerships for Agricultural Innovation: Lessons From Recent Experiences.

7. Reshoring: Myth or Reality?

8. Social Costs of Morbidity Impacts of Air Pollution.

9. Using Outcome Indicators to Improve Policies: Methods, Design Strategies and Implementation.

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