Kapsalis, Constantine (1998): The Connection between Literacy and Work: Implications for Social Assistance Recipients. Published in: (January 1998)
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This study is based on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) data. The study finds that there is a virtuous cycle between literacy and work: Literacy is important for employability, but employment is also important in maintaining literacy. Absence from the work place has a negative effect on literacy. There is tentative evidence that encouraging employment will have long-term employability benefits through the improvement of skills. In other words, encouraging work among SARs may improve their employability not only because of the gain in work experience and improvement of work habits, but also because of a positive effect on their literacy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Connection between Literacy and Work: Implications for Social Assistance Recipients|
|Keywords:||literacy, welfare, socail assistance|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty|
|Depositing User:||Constantine Kapsalis|
|Date Deposited:||11. Oct 2010 02:47|
|Last Modified:||24. Feb 2013 22:29|
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