Functional literacy, Life skills, Social surveys, Literacy -- Statistics, Adult education
Analyzing information from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), this paper explores the frequency with which adults engage in reading, writing and numeracy practices and the relationship between these practices and a range of social and economic outcomes. Results are examined for the general adult populations as well as adult populations with low literacy or numeracy proficiencies. For most social and economic outcomes, levels of engagement in literacy practices appear to be as strong predictors as proficiency measures are, indicating the importance of encouraging more intense engagement in literacy and numeracy practices both in and outside of work.
Reder, Stephen, "Adults' Engagement in Reading, Writing and Numeracy Practices" (2017). Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations. 22.