Symposium: Adding Up the Skills of the U.S. Workforce: Results From PIAAC
Saturday, April 14, 10:35am to 12:05pm, New York Marriott Marquis, Fourth Floor, Brecht
Abstract: This session will focus primarily on the numeracy skill levels of adults, looking at its relationship with factors such as education attainment, occupation, employment status, labor force activity, and health outcomes. All of the papers will use data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).
Chair: Saida Mamedova, AIR
The Changing Impact of Literacy Skills on Trends in Key Indicators of Economic Performance - T. Scott Murray, DataAngel Policy Research
Possibility or Necessity? U.S. Adults' Numeracy Skills and Employment - Leah Katherine Saal, Loyola University Maryland
Numeracy Skills and Health Information Sources Among the Middle Aged to Older Adults in the United States - Takashi Yamashita, University of Maryland - Baltimore County