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Research digs deeper into young adults’ skills in England

11 December 2014

NFER research into how the skills of young adults in England compare to other countries, and the implications of these differences, has been published today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

The three reports provide detailed analysis of data on three key areas from the 2012 International Survey of Adult Skills: the performance of young adults, young adults’ skills gain, and the impact of low skills on labour market engagement.

Also known as PIAAC, the survey is an international study led by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It assesses adults’ skills in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving, and collects background information on participants. NFER ran the survey in participating UK countries – England and Northern Ireland – as well as producing their national reports.

Our further analyses reveal that:

For the full reports see: